Ensure DES Cipher Suites is disabled

Best practice for systems running IIS, part of Hardening IIS:

Manual verification

Ensure the following key do not exist or is set to 0:

REG QUERY "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Ciphers\DES 56/56" /v "Enabled"

Implement Recommended Configuration

Set Registry key

REG ADD "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Ciphers\DES 56/56" /f /v "Enabled"  /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0

Use IIS Crypto

IIS Crypto is a free tool that gives administrators the ability to enable or disable protocols, ciphers, hashes and key exchange algorithms on Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016. It also lets you reorder SSL/TLS cipher suites offered by IIS, implement best practices with a single click, create custom templates and test your website.

Nessus audit file check

<custom_item>
 type : REGISTRY_SETTING
 description: "IIS800034:Disable Weak Cipher Suites - 'HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Ciphers\DES 56/56 = 0':IIS8"
 value_type : POLICY_DWORD
 reg_key : "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Ciphers\DES 56/56"
 reg_item : "Enabled"
 value_data : 0
 reg_option : CAN_BE_NULL
</custom_item>