Microsoft's USGCB Tech Blog

A technical resource to help implement the US Govt Configuration Baseline (USGCB) on the Windows platform.

October, 2010

  • Sticking with Well-Known and Proven Solutions

    If you stick with the Windows defaults wherever possible or industry-standard configurations such as the Microsoft Windows security guidance or the USGCB, and use proven enterprise management technologies instead of creating and maintaining your own, you will increase flexibility, reduce costs, and be better able to focus on your organization's real mission.

  • FDCC is now USGCB

    Along with the release of official government guidance for Windows 7, NIST has rebranded the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) as the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB). NIST's spreadsheets, Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and...
  • Web Application Test Plan

    This blog post describes how to perform basic web application testing to identify and fix compatibility issues. These procedures are designed for non-experts and not to require deep expertise in web application development. The target platform is assumed...