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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Chapter 13: Role Separation

Q:

The backup software implemented by Tailspin Toys uses a centralized backup services account. When reviewing the event logs, the backup operator notices that the backup fails every night on the two issuing CAs. On inspecting the event logs further, the backup software reports that the failed backup item is the System State backup. What is the likely cause of the error?

A:

The backup services account is assigned two or more of the Common Criteria roles. Typically, the issue is that the account is a member of the local Administrators group. This group is assigned both the backup privilege and the auditing privilege.

Q:

When inspecting the security permission assignments at the Tailspin Toys Infrastructure CA, you accidentally ...

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