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Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active Directory

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Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active DirectoryKnowing which of your employees have which privileges is the first step to staying safe.

Often, a rogue user is an internal employee who has been granted privileges that he or she shouldn't have. Controlling privileges for your Windows servers, domain controllers, and Active Directory environment is key to limiting what your users can do. The problem is knowing who has privileges and how to restrict those privileges.

But there is a solution! First, you need to report on each area that grants privileged access to ensure the privileges are correct. If they are not correct, simply set the privileges to the appropriate level.

The following is a list of security controls that grant privileges within your Microsoft environment:

Group membership (domain admins, enterprise admins, Exchange admins, etc.) User rights (backup files and folders, change system time, system shutdown, etc.) File and folder...(continued)
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