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VMX settings recommended by Hardening Guide not in vmx files

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I have something called the "vSphere 5.5 Security Hardening Guide" and it recommends that the following values be put into the individual Virtual Machine vmx files.

My question is: Why aren't these values in my current vms files at all?  It's not that I have to check to see if the values are set as recommended, but the settings themselves don't exist in the vmx files.

Can I just add them in?  Or is the fact that they are not there at all a problem?

Thanks.

The recommended settings:

isolation.tools.diskShrink.disable = "TRUE"
isolation.tools.diskWiper.disable = "TRUE"
vmci0.unrestricted = "FALSE"
isolation.device.connectable.disable = "TRUE"
RemoteDisplay.maxConnections = "2"
log.keepOld = "10"
log.rotateSize = "100000"
tools.setInfo.sizeLimit = "1048576"
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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They are never in the VMs by default, you need to add them, if these Risks apply to your Security and Governance at your organisations, go ahead and add them, they will cause no issues.

Make sure you shutdown the VM first, and enter them through the Advanced Settings.
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Thank you, Andrew.  Much appreciated.
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