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:
|V-224874||Windows Server 2016 reversible password encryption must be disabled.||High|
|V-224954||The Windows Installer Always install with elevated privileges option must be disabled.||High|
|V-224934||AutoPlay must be disabled for all drives.||High|
|V-224959||The Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client must not allow unencrypted traffic.||Medium|
|V-224943||File Explorer shell protocol must run in protected mode.||Medium|
|V-224931||The 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.
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 encryption||250 Points|
|V-224954 - Elevated Windows Installer||250 Points|
|V-224934 - AutoPlay must be disabled for all drives||250 Points|
|V-224959 - Unencrypted WinRM traffic.||175 Points|
|V-224943 - File Explorer shell protocolprotected mode||175 Points|
|V-224931 - ACP Inventory Data||100 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!
After the deadline below this lab will end and a new one will start. Earn the #1 position before the deadline!
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: