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VMware CP&C releases Blocker for ‘Get Windows 10’ Application

CPC-LogoThe VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) team is pleased to announce the release of a compliance toolkit for blocking the ‘Get Windows 10’ application on all applicable machines.

Microsoft is set to release Windows 10 on July 29th, and will also be available as a free upgrade for applicable systems via the ‘Get Windows 10’ application. In the Enterprise environment, it is important to maintain control over your devices, and the ‘Get Windows 10’ application can cause quite a stir in the corporate environment. There is however relief for those Administrators who wish to smite the application from their environment to ensure that there are no unplanned upgrades.

The “Blocker for ‘Get Windows 10’ application” compliance template in VMware vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM) provides an option to quickly check and enforce remediation to prevent any unplanned upgrade of Windows. The enforcement checks and creates an registry key if needed, and then an registry value to disable the GWX application, which provides an option to upgrade the existing version of Windows.

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VMware vRealize Configuration Manager is not limited to compliance. This solution supports configuration and compliance assessment of your Docker containers, *NIX, Windows and Virtual environments along with patching, change management and various other asset management and reporting capabilities. It also support other regulatory and industry accepted security benchmarks and guidelines such as HIPAA, PCIDSS, DISA, CIS, IRS, SOX, etc. If you have any questions about this solution, please post them here.

Thanks and Regards,
Aravind Kolipakkam
CISSP | CCSK | ITIL | MCSE | Security+