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Windows Server 2019 must not have the Microsoft FTP service installed unless required by the organization.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-93421 WN19-00-000330 SV-103507r1_rule Medium
Unnecessary services increase the attack surface of a system. Some of these services may not support required levels of authentication or encryption.
Windows Server 2019 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-06-15


Check Text ( C-92737r1_chk )
If the server has the role of an FTP server, this is NA.

Open "PowerShell".

Enter "Get-WindowsFeature | Where Name -eq Web-Ftp-Service".

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

An Installed State of "Available" or "Removed" is not a finding.

If the system has the role of an FTP server, this must be documented with the ISSO.
Fix Text (F-99665r1_fix)
Uninstall the "FTP Server" role.

Start "Server Manager".

Select the server with the role.

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 "FTP Server" under "Web Server (IIS)" on the "Roles" page.

Click "Next" and "Remove" as prompted.