Windows Server 2016 domain-joined systems must have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) enabled and ready for use. (Cat II impact)
Credential Guard uses virtualization-based security to protect data that could be used in credential theft attacks if compromised. A number of system requirements must be met in order for Credential Guard to be configured and enabled properly. Without a TPM enabled and ready for use, Credential Guard keys are stored in a less secure method using software.
For standalone systems, this is NA. Current hardware and virtual environments may not support virtualization-based security features, including Credential Guard, due to specific supporting requirements including a TPM, UEFI with Secure Boot, and the capability to run the Hyper-V feature within a virtual machine. Verify the system has a TPM and it is ready for use. Run "tpm.msc". Review the sections in the center pane. "Status" must indicate it has been configured with a message such as "The TPM is ready for use" or "The TPM is on and ownership has been taken". TPM Manufacturer Information - Specific Version = 2.0 or 1.2 If a TPM is not found or is not ready for use, this is a finding.
Ensure domain-joined systems have a TPM that is configured for use. (Versions 2.0 or 1.2 support Credential Guard.) The TPM must be enabled in the firmware. Run "tpm.msc" for configuration options in Windows.
Rule ID: SV-224827r569186_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-224827
Group Title: SRG-OS-000480-GPOS-00227
The organization implements the security configuration settings.