You can work with the baselines from Microsoft without making any changes. However, it is likely that you will need to customize one or more baselines to address your organization’s requirements. You cannot modify the Microsoft baselines included with SCM, but you can use make baseline copies that you can modify to customize them.

SCM includes information about hundreds of settings related to security and compliance that are available in Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, and Office applications. A setting group is an individual configuration item (CI). You can find settings using the search features illustrated in this section.

This section also provides information about how to: