64-bit Windows assessments using Secutor Prime

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64-bit Windows assessments using Secutor Prime

Postby gunnar » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:27 pm

*NOTE* As of this writing there is no SCAP content validated for assessing the 64-bit subsystem of Windows machines, but the existing 32-bit content does produce very good results. Secutor Prime is capable of running assessments against both 32- and 64-bit subsystems if you launch it within the appropriate environment. The application is currently only validated in 32-bit mode, but with a few simple steps you can also try it out in 64-bit mode.

*CAVEAT* This solution will likely not work if you already have a 32-bit version of Java installed.

As an administrator:

1) Install Secutor Prime as a 32-bit application. If you haven't already done so, download the latest full installer for
Secutor Prime and run it:
http://www.threatguard.com/downloads.htm

2) Install the latest 64-bit Java runtime from Sun:
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

3) Using Windows explorer, browse to the Secutor Prime installation directory. By default this should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Secutor

4) Right-click the directory "Secutor Prime" and select "copy", then go to C:\Program Files\, make a new directory called "Secutor", navigate into it, then right-click and select "Paste", which should result in a full copy of "Secutor Prime" being created there.

5) Navigate into your new copy of "Secutor Prime" and locate the main executable, which is "SP.exe". Right-click on this and pick "Properties" from the menu, then click on the "Compatibility" tab. Make sure "Run this program as administrator" is checked and hit OK.

6) If you want to create an easy desktop link to run this version, right-click on SP.exe again and select Send To --> Desktop. Right-click on the new desktop icon and change the name to indicate it is the 64-bit version.

And that's all there is to it. You can run both copies of Secutor Prime at the same time -- the title bar will show you which is which (for example "Secutor Prime Professional (Windows Vista x86)" for 32-bit and "...(Windows Vista x64)" for 64-bit).

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Postby gunnar » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:51 am

OBE

This workaround is no longer necessary. Secutor Prime has been re-engineered so that it is able to evaluate either the 32-bit or 64-bit settings of the target operating system when it is running as the default (installed as a 32-bit application).

This change was necessary in order to correctly target remote systems regardless of how it was being run locally.

Before every assessment, if the target system (either local or remote) has both 32- and 64-bit support, Secutor Prime will prompt for which subsystem to target. Subsequent remediation runs will target the same subsystem without prompting.

If you would like to set Secutor Prime to stop prompting and always target one subsystem or the other you can set this via "Tools --> Settings --> Assessment --> Target Bit Mode".

NOTE #1: This capability is not available under Windows 2000 or older. In those cases Secutor Prime will only target the subsystem under which it is being run. This includes remote assessments.

NOTE #2: If you have set Prime to always target the 64-bit subsystem but the system being evaluated is only 32-bit, Secutor Prime will correctly target the 32-bit settings.


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