Security Compliance Manager 2.5 Beta

Posted by bink on January 25 2012, 4:21 PM.

The latest version the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool—version 2.5—is now available for beta download and review!

NEW baselines include:

  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Security Baseline
  • Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Security Baseline
  • Updated client product baselines include:
  • Windows 7 SP1 Security Compliance Baseline
  • Windows Vista SP2 Security Compliance Baseline
  • Windows XP SP3 Security Compliance Baseline
  • Office 2010 SP1 Security Baseline
  • Internet Explorer 8 Security Compliance Baseline

SCM 2.5 enables you to quickly configure and manage your desktops and laptops, traditional data center, and private cloud using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

Get the beta download from Microsoft Connect at

After you download and become familiar with updates in SCM 2.5, please provide us with your feedback.Your opinion is very important to us. We would especially appreciate your feedback in the following areas:

  • Relevance.How relevant is the information for your organization?
  • Usefulness.How will you use these product baselines? How does the SCM 2.5 tool provide value?
  • Usability. Is the baseline configuration information easy to follow? Can you easily find key content?
  • Consistency. Is the content in the security guides consistent with the setting recommendations and vulnerability information?
  • General Quality. Please provide us with your opinion on the general quality of the product baseline content. Would you recommend SCM 2.5 to colleagues?