National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Information technology Laboratory (ITL)

The United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) - Windows XP Content

Warning Notice

Do not attempt to implement any of the settings without first testing them in a non-operational environment. These recommendations have only been tested on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 7 Enterprise x86, and Windows 7 Enterprise x64. These settings may be applicable to other Windows systems and service packs; however, NIST has not tested other Windows based systems with these settings. Please see the National Checklist Program (NCP) website for configuration guides related to other Windows Based systems and applications.

The draft download packages contain recommended security settings; they are not meant to replace well-structured policy or sound judgment. Furthermore, these recommendations do not address site-specific configuration issues. Care must be taken when implementing these settings to address local operational and policy concerns.

These recommendations were developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which collaborated with DoD and Microsoft to produce the Windows 7, Windows 7 Firewall, Internet Explorer 8 USGCB. Pursuant to title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code, these recommendations are not subject to copyright protection and are in the public domain. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for their use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about their quality, reliability, or any other characteristic. We would appreciate acknowledgement if the recommendations are used.


Download Packages

The following table provides the downloads for the Windows XP USGCB Content. VHDs are also available to use for testing. Additional information can be found in the FAQ.

Documentation GPOs SCAP Content CCE to 800-53 Mappings
  • USGCB Major Version 1.2.x.0 Settings
    Please refer to the top-level Microsoft Content Page for the listing of all USGCB settings and associated hash values.
  • USGCB Major Version 1.2.x.0 Known Issues
    Please refer to the top-level Microsoft Content Page for the listing of all known issues relating to USGCB content and associated hash values.
  • USGCB/FDCC Comparison for Windows - 2010.11.09
    sha1
    6920E757F12E00ED58E39E27FCB2F79B35BBFF8F
    sha256
    7659F2007E3A0286EBCC344885F68540A4B93849628A0603382F28AE74110E18
  • USGCB Windows XP GPOs - 2011.11.10
    sha1
    F0563E0A1FE41BC53F4807B6EBB9B6BF3C64E612
    sha256
    111467E5A61F1DF7D69A9E3D6DB90E6D03224F1A5D48D8A59A911FEC6EEAB80D
  • SCAP 1.2 (Oval 5.10)

    Windows XP Content - 2012.11.28
    sha1
    51315699D21BAB336D1CC73DF212836F29CDBF91
    sha256
    3FC6E4F55CF16D166F4C2D709A074C1C26A6C4734B6C0AEA2B33C48EB5E540CE
  • SCAP 1.0 (Oval 5.4)

    Windows XP Content - 2013.12.17
    sha1
    5F3FDBAE10797E4220315459E3BA35E7BD967358
    sha256
    90FE7FAA145E71E94703F2BD8453579505FDCE9556BCF21F7A7CB3FEB6475063
  • SCAP 1.0 (Oval 5.3)

    Windows XP Content - 2013.12.17
    sha1
    A4F4DBD748898A444E5728BAF340229F2EF58BC0
    sha256
    F65FAF06EE2BBD7C257A21010B1CE73DDF3F56BCEFA0A8A21E9F9F6F6241C3B0
  • Windows XP SCAP Patch Content - 2013.12.17
    sha1
    09AAF9EB80602E50EBF8EC2B3AC848143064F920
    sha256
    21939A08F9092D7147B6C94BADBE673D6E42DE35A2C78E9CBAA6897BB712CEAB

Update History
Date Documentation GPOs SCAP Content CCE to 800-53 Mappings
December 17, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
November 19, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
October 22, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
September 20, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
August 30, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
July 31, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
June 25, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
May 29, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
April 29, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
March 21, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
February 25, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
January 22, 2013 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
December 28, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
December 05, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
November 28, 2012 No changes No changes SCAP 1.2 (Oval 5.10) content signature updated; no other change to content. No changes
October 31, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
August 17, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
July 30, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
June 15, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. No changes
May 21, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted. SCAP 1.2 (Oval 5.10) content signature updated; no change to content No changes
April 23, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted No changes
March 22, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted No changes
February 23, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted No changes
January 23, 2012 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted No changes
November 14, 2011 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted No changes
November 10, 2011 No changes USGCB GPOs posted No changes No changes
October 26, 2011 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted No changes
October 17, 2011 No changes No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0 SCAP content posted No changes
October 05, 2011 No changes No changes No changes National Checklist Program's Machine-readable CCE to 800-53 Mappings linked
September 21, 2011 USGCB major version 1.2.x.0 Settings and Known Issues posted No changes USGCB major version 2.0.x.0-Alpha-Candidate SCAP content posted No changes