Security baseline for Windows 10 (build 10240) – FINAL

[Removing the attachment from this post. Please see updated baseline content for Windows 10 v1507 (TH1) and Windows 10 v1511 (TH2).]

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security baseline settings for Windows 10 (Build 10240, a.k.a., “Version 1507,” “Threshold 1” or “TH1”) along with updated baseline settings for Internet Explorer 11. Note that we are also separately releasing draft guidance for the November Update, a.k.a., “Version 1511,” “Threshold 2” or “TH2.” The only differences between the TH1 final and the TH2 draft are the new settings that apply only to TH2.

This specific baseline will be delivered only through the downloadable attachment to this blog post. The attachment includes importable GPOs, tools for applying the GPOs to local GPO, custom ADMX files for Group Policy settings, and all the settings in spreadsheet form. We will not be publishing SCM .CAB files for this baseline, as we are focusing our SCM resources on the “Threshold 2” release. We anticipate that the vast majority of Windows 10 users will soon upgrade to TH2.

We will post shortly about technical details and issues in the baselines.

[Attachment updated, 15-Nov-2015 15:38 US Eastern to address minor issues.]