Going Deep With Nested Group Audits

It is one of the top three most complex areas of auditing: nested groups! You know, you find a group listed on an access control list, and you ask for the group members. You get back a list of 25 …

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How to Track Down Inactive Users in Active Directory

We can all fall behind on our “simple” tasks in lieu of accomplishing more difficult duties. One such task is ​staying on top of ​user accounts in Active Directory that have not been used in a while. These user accounts …

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​Auditing with Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

Within the confines of the Windows Server environment lies the group policy settings, which are the security configuration powerhouses controlling every security event. The​ legacy audit settings and advanced audit settings — subsets of the group policy settings — are …

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Automating Privileged Group Modifications in Active Directory

Every single  administrator and auditor I know is concerned about privileged groups in Active Directory being changed incorrectly. On the flip side, not one administrator has the time to manage group membership at this level. Almost all auditor wants to …

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Domain Password Policies: Configuring and Auditing Correctly!

Over the past 14 years, I have been around the world helping admins, auditors, and security professionals understand how the domain password policy works in Active Directory. The default behavior has not changed in those 14 years, so you can …

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The Active Directory Advisor

Welcome to the newest and coolest place to get Active Directory solutions and tips. I’m Derek Melber, here to provide you with the most relevant, innovative solutions for your Windows Active Directory issues.

Those of you who know me might …

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