Thank you for your participation in the beta review program for Security Compliance Manager(SCM). Your feedback and input were valuable to the development of this tool. We’re pleased to announce that the release version of Security Compliance Manager is now available for download!

IMPORTANT:

Based on customer feedback and multiple improvements of the tool, we have made certain updates that now will require you to uninstall Beta bits and install the RTM bits before using Security Compliance Manager. Please uninstall Beta from Control Panel before you run RTW version of SCM.

Download the Security Compliance Manager:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=182512

Learn more about the Security Compliance Manager: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=113940

The Security Compliance Manager will help you accelerate knowledge to merge best practices, customize once to centralize decision making, and export to multiple formats to enable monitoring, verification, and compliance. The tool is designed to help accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

This end-to-end Solution Accelerator will help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows® client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Access the complete database of Microsoft recommended security settings, customize your baselines, and then choose from multiple formats—including Desired Configuration Management (DCM) packs, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), XLS, or Group Policy objects (GPOs)—to export the baselines to your environment to automate the security baseline compliance verification process.

Send any questions or comments to the development team: secwish@microsoft.com.

Want to learn more about the free tools and guidance offered by the Security Solution Accelerators team? Discover how these resources can help your organization improve its security posture while saving time and money. For additional resources, including our latest releases and beta programs, visit the Security page on Microsoft® TechNet: www.microsoft.com/ssa.

Thanks again for your participation and feedback. Please share this release with anyone who wants to learn more about security baseline management solutions and Microsoft Solution Accelerators. We look forward to your input on future projects!

Sincerely,

Vlad Pigin,

Program Manager

Security Compliance Manager Development Team
Solution Accelerators | Microsoft Corporation