The Security Compliance Manager tool retirement has been announced on the Microsoft Security Guidance Blog.
A new tool, Security Compliance Toolkit, enables enterprise security administrators to effectively manage their enterprise's Group Policy Objects (GPOs). Using the toolkit, administrators can compare their current GPOs with Microsoft-recommended GPO baselines or other baselines, edit them, store them in GPO backup file format, and apply them via a Domain Controller or inject them directly into testbed hosts to test their effects. The Security Configuration Toolkit consists of two tools, Policy Analyzer and LGPO, and a set of configuration baselines for different releases of Windows.
For additional announcements, check this blog.
- "Security Compliance Manager (SCM) retired; new tools and procedures" - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2017/06/15/security-compliance-manager-scm-retired-new-tools-and-procedures/
- "Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit 1.0" - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55319
- "Microsoft Security Guidance Blog" - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/