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Simple TCP/IP Services must not be installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-73293 WN16-00-000380 SV-87945r1_rule Medium
Unnecessary services increase the attack surface of a system. Some of these services may not support required levels of authentication or encryption or may provide unauthorized access to the system.
Windows Server 2016 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-06-16


Check Text ( C-73397r1_chk )
Open "PowerShell".

Enter "Get-WindowsFeature | Where Name -eq Simple-TCPIP".

If "Installed State" is "Installed", this is a finding.

An Installed State of "Available" or "Removed" is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-79735r1_fix)
Uninstall the "Simple TCP/IP Services" feature.

Start "Server Manager".

Select the server with the feature.

Scroll down to "ROLES AND FEATURES" in the right pane.

Select "Remove Roles and Features" from the drop-down "TASKS" list.

Select the appropriate server on the "Server Selection" page and click "Next".

Deselect "Simple TCP/IP Services" on the "Features" page.

Click "Next" and "Remove" as prompted.