The latest release in the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta review program is a new security baseline for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007. This resource is an exciting new addition to the security baselines released earlier this year that can be used in combination with the Security Compliance Manager tool. The Exchange Server 2007 Security Baseline represents some of the most prescriptive and detailed security guidance to date from Microsoft for Exchange Server 2007. It works within the Security Compliance Manager tool, which allows you to use automated tools based on Windows PowerShellTM to set, customize, and monitor computers running Exchange Server 2007 for compliance with organizational policies.

This baseline will be available for beta review through September 13, 2010 (US Pacific Time)

To download the beta release of the Exchange Server 2007 Security Baseline, join the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta review program in Microsoft Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=5758&InvitationID=SOL-D2BR-VFJ2&SiteID=715

Once you're a member, use the Download link in the upper left hand corner of the page. For detailed instructions about how to import the downloaded file into the Security Compliance Manager tool, refer to the program description page: https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=17624&SiteID=715

Note: The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Security Baseline requires Security Compliance Manager (SCM) v1.1. If you are running SCM v1.0, you must upgrade SCM before importing the baseline. Otherwise, the import process will fail.

Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta Review Program
The Security Solution Accelerators team is developing new baselines and settings, all of which are designed to help your organization plan and deploy security baselines with ease and confidence. These new baselines and supporting best-practice guidance are available as part of the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta review program. The scope of this program includes baselines for Exchange Server 2007, Office 2010, SQL Server® 2008, SQL Server 2008® R2, and Windows Server 2008® R2; and setting packs for Windows® 7 and Internet Explorer® 8.

The beta releases in this program are formatted to be imported for use in the Security Compliance Manager tool. This powerful tool provides guidance to work with other tools and features of Microsoft products to help you plan, deploy, and monitor your security baselines. The tool enables you to access and automate all of your organization's baselines in one centralized location, balancing your needs for security and functionality.

To learn more about the Security Compliance Manager tool, visit the TechNet Library: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=113940
To download the tool, click here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=182512

Please send any questions or comments to the Solution Accelerators Security Team: Secwish@microsoft.com.

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