This section provides instructions on how to install the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool. While installing the tool, you can configure it to download all of the latest security baselines from Microsoft,
or after completing the installation you can access the File, Check for Update menu to check for baselines.
Note The download process for SCM automatically installs SQL Server 2008 Express Edition on your computer if you do not already have this software.
To download and install SCM
Note There is also an option on this page to print the license agreement for this software if you want to make a copy for your reference.
Important You cannot cancel the setup wizard after you start the installation process for the SQL Server Express and SCM.
Note The installation process may take awhile to complete.
The SCM Console provides you with a single point of access to work with the recommended security baselines from Microsoft for your security environment. The console also provides access to supporting documentation to help
you make informed decisions about how to customize the security baselines to meet your organization's security requirements.
To access the SCM Console
The SCM Console Welcome page displays the three panes that you use to import, customize, deploy, and monitor your security baselines. These are:
For more information about the tool interface, and how to use various features of the tool, see the
Help Topics link, under Help section of the actions pane.
Please direct questions and comments to
Security Solutions Questions & Feedback.
Requirements for this tool? (OS, HW, account permissions, service account?)
Should be run on server or client?
Can we use an existing SQL instance creating a new database for this tool?
This is a great tool! A database as a requirement to run this tool might sound peculiar but it is definitely worth it. It is a real accelerator when creating tailored policies for your environment. Well done! Category: Essential