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Your attempts are ranked against other students - so complete all the tasks as fast as possible to earn the #1 position on the leaderboard! You are encouraged to retry the challenge labs as many times as you’d like to get the highest score possible!

Secure Windows Server Vulnerabilities

Test your ability to secure Windows Server vulnerabilities and secure IT systems. This lab has a windows Domain already installed and configured - you just need to close the vulnerabilities listed in the table below:

Finding IDTitleSeverity
V-224874Windows Server 2016 reversible password encryption must be disabled.High
V-224954The Windows Installer Always install with elevated privileges option must be disabled.High
V-224934AutoPlay must be disabled for all drives.High
V-224959The Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client must not allow unencrypted traffic.Medium
V-224943File Explorer shell protocol must run in protected mode.Medium
V-224931The Application Compatibility Program Inventory must be prevented from collecting data and sending the information to Microsoft.Low

Each finding ID contains a link to stigviewer.com. This page will contain the details about the vulnerability as well as the fix text. The fix text will show you what you need to configure in order to close this vulnerability.

Lab Scoring

Below is the scoring guidelines for this IT lab. Detailed instructions for each task are available inside the IT lab on the instructions page.

V-224874 - Reversible password encryption250 Points
V-224954 - Elevated Windows Installer250 Points
V-224934 - AutoPlay must be disabled for all drives250 Points
V-224959 - Unencrypted WinRM traffic.175 Points
V-224943 - File Explorer shell protocolprotected mode175 Points
V-224931 - ACP Inventory Data100 Points
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Total:1200 Points

Lab Bonus: You can earn up to 2x the total score listed below by working fast! If the lab time limit is 60 minutes and you complete it in 30 minutes, you will earn a 0.5x bonus on top of your score!

Lab details

Start Lab Challenge

Time Limit

30m

Difficulty

Intermediate

Lab deadline

After the deadline below this lab will end and a new one will start. Earn the #1 position before the deadline!

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What are lab challenges?

Lab challenges allow you to compete against other students to earn the top position on the leaderboard.

You are graded on each task you complete and awarded a bonus for how fast you work.

The video below explains how lab challenges work:

lab challenges video

Discussion

You can discuss this lab on the community forums here.

Beta

This is a new feature and is still in beta form. Expect bugs and most importantly please report them!