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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Auditing AD DS

In most organizations, AD DS provides a central authentication and authorization directory service. Most, if not all, network applications may depend on AD DS to enable user access or to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the application. These means that any changes made to AD DS can have far-reaching consequences on your network. To ensure that only authorized users can make these changes, you need to configure all administrative accounts with the minimal permissions needed to perform required tasks. A second component to managing changes made to AD DS is to audit changes made on the domain controllers. By auditing changes made on domain controllers, you can identify who is responsible for directory changes and when the ...

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