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The status of benchmark is "Disabled".

Hi,

McAfee Policy Auditor has several benchmarks by default.

It may be a basic question, but I would like to ask anyone.

When I view some benchmarck contents, the status is "Disabled" still. For instance, "Windows SOX Benchmark" as below.

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Do anyone know how to enable the status?

Of course, I already have set "Auto Activate" and "Status" of the benchmark enable/active as below.

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Regards,

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Re: The status of benchmark is "Disabled".

I've never used the auto activate feature. Have you tried turning auto-activate off then manually activating the benchmark?

-KJ

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Re: The status of benchmark is "Disabled".

Most of our compliance benchmarks have several profiles. Profiles allow for a single benchmark document to be used to audit different OS platforms, and allow for rule values appropriate to the platform. i.e. Windows 2008 R2 might use the same rule as Windows 2008, but the actual setting for that rule might be different on R2 than on vanilla 2008. Likewise, rules for a specific platform will vary based on the security needs of the machine being audited. For example, an R2 server hosting a web application on the DMZ is much more at risk than an internal R2 server hosting fileshares, so their security settings will be different.

Your screenshot shows that you are viewing the base benchmark, otherwise called the 'no profile' profile. This profile has all of the rules disabled. But if you use the drop-down to select the appropriate profile, you'll see that rules are enabled.

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