Microsoft has released a beta for the Security Compliance Manager 2.5 (SCM 2.5)
In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 2.5 Beta 2 offers new Exchange Server 2007 and 2010 baselines! Additional SCM 2.5 client product baselines are included in the beta download, including Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, and Office 2010 SP1, and Internet Explorer 8.
Learn more about Security Compliance Manager.
Security Compliance Manager 2 (SCM 2) is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerator team that enables you to quickly configure and manage your desktops, traditional datacenter, and private cloud using Group Policy and System Center Configuration Manager.
SCM 2 provides ready to deploy policies and DCM configuration packs that are tested and fully supported. These baselines are based on Microsoft Security guide recommendations and industry best practices, allowing you to manage configuration drift, address compliance requirements, and reduce security threats.
Easily configure computers running the latest Windows® operating systems, Microsoft® Office applications, and Windows Internet Explorer® with industry leading knowledge and fully supported tools.
Take advantage of SCM to import the configuration of a “golden master” reference machine or existing Group Policy. Compare your standards to industry best practices, customize them using rich knowledge, and seamlessly create new policies and DCM configuration packs in the user-friendly UI designed to work with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2.
Read more about SCM version 2 here.