How many domain admins is too many? 

Administrative accounts and groups have powerful rights, privileges, and permissions to perform critical actions in Active Directory (AD), member servers, and workstations. There are four main built-in administrative groups in AD: Enterprise Admins, Domain Admins, Schema Admins, and the Administrators. …

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Our Active Directory and IT security virtual seminars are back. Register now!

We’re happy to announce that our popular Active Directory (AD) and IT security virtual seminar is back, better than ever, bringing the closest feel yet to an actual seminar by allowing attendees to see the presenters. There are two back-to-back …

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Fast-track bulk Office 365 object creation with O365 Manager Plus

User account creation is a long-winded process that involves various configurations. Such a tiresome, manual process is naturally prone to errors, especially while creating user accounts in bulk. Errors made in the user provisioning process will result in frustrated users …

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Mapping drives using Group Policy preferences

For years, IT administrators have been relying on logon scripts for mapping users’ network drives in a Windows domain environment. However, more recently, administrators have found an effective alternative in Group Policy preferences and are increasingly making the switch. Mapping …

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Cleaning up inactive user accounts in Active Directory

When employees leave organizations, their user accounts often remain in Active Directory (AD) without gathering much attention. The passwords on these accounts remain unchanged when no longer in use, which could lead to potential compromise. For optimum security, enterprises should …

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Notify users about their random passwords via SMS

In a previous blog, we saw why generating random passwords is key to securing new user accounts for your Active Directory environment. But random passwords for new user accounts also need to be securely transmitted to the end user. …

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Combating threats with UEBA: Money matters 

In this four-part series, we explore hypothetical cyberattacks inspired by real-life events in four different industries: healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and education. We’ll take a look at unforeseen security attack scenarios, and discover how user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) …

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Onboarding and offboarding users in hybrid AD has never been easier

By 2020, Gartner predicts that 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid identity infrastructures. Hybrid Active Directory (AD) environments let you leverage the powerful on-premises AD while harnessing the capabilities of the cloud-based AD and enhancing productivity and flexibility. A …

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Secure newly created user accounts with random passwords

Whether creating a new user in Active Directory (AD) or resetting a password, there are times when administrators need to assign users a randomly-generated password. When random passwords aren’t used, administrators often use the same password for newly created user …

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