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Data Classification Toolkit

Updated: June 25, 2014

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2 is now available for download! Quickly identify, classify, and protect data in your private cloud. Streamline your compliance experience with the new features in the Data Classification Toolkit.

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About this toolkit

Streamline your compliance experience with new features in the Data Classification Toolkit that will help you identify, classify, and protect data in private and public clouds. The toolkit supports file servers running Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. In addition to configuring File Classification Infrastructure (FCI), the latest version of the toolkit allows you to manage central access policy across file servers. The toolkit enhances the user experience by providing scenario-based wizards that you can use to configure, export, import, and compare file classifications, as well as manage central access policy on your file servers. It provides tools to provision user and device claim values and central access policy across a forest to help simplify configuring Dynamic Access Control. The toolkit also provides a new report template that you can use to review existing central access policy on file shares.

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Use of the Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit does not constitute advice from an auditor, accountant, attorney or other compliance professional, and does not guarantee fulfillment of your organization’s legal or compliance obligations. Conformance with these obligations requires input and interpretation by your organization’s compliance professionals.

Included in the download

The Data Classification Toolkit includes the following components:

  • Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2 - Release Notes.rtf – Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2 Release Notes

  • Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit.msi – Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2 Installer

In more detail

The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2 is designed to help you to:

  • Identify, classify, and protect data on file servers in your private cloud.

  • Provide support for deployments of Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as for mixed deployments of Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

  • Easily configure default Central Access Policy across multiple servers.

  • Build and deploy policies to protect critical information in a cost-effective manner.

In this release, we have enabled support for Windows Server 2012 R2 (in addition to supporting Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) and fixed a number of bugs:

  • The ‘Import’ and ‘Deploy’ pathways through the GUI have been updated to behave the same as Import-FileClassificationPackage: if a given baseline provides configuration for RMS tasks, these are used by default.

  • Down-leveling between versions of Windows Server has been improved and expanded to take into account differences between Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012/2008 R2.

  • The toolkit’s SCOM query has been updated to automatically use the management pack for Windows Server 2012 R2 FSRM.

  • The provided query for querying the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit has been updated to account for the change in schema in version 8/9.

Streamline your data compliance efforts. The toolkit provides support for configuring data compliance on file servers running Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to help automate the file classification process, and make file management more efficient in your organization.

Simplify your central access policy configuration experience. The latest version of the toolkit allows you to provision and standardize central access policy across a forest and apply default access policies on your private cloud file servers. The toolkit also provides tools to provision user and device claim values based on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) resources to help simplify configuring Dynamic Access Control. You can also easily track and report existing Central Access Policy on file shares.

Manage File Classification like a pro. The toolkit offers a GUI and Windows PowerShell cmdlets to help you configure, update, and monitor your deployments of Windows Server’s File Classification Infrastructure the way you want!

Use the Data Classification Toolkit to help your organization successfully plan and maintain data classification programs in these critical areas:

  • Identifying applicable IT GRC sensitive documents.

  • Defining the corresponding classification and protection policies.

  • Encrypting sensitive documents to protect them from unauthorized breaches.

  • Preserving evidence that demonstrates the implementation of effective controls.

Community and feedback

To connect with others in the IT Governance and Compliance community, learn more about the tool, and get help with questions, visit the Security and Compliance Management Forum. See also Important Information about the Data Classification Toolkit.

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