Active Directory Management Tools

I always enjoy seeing the different tools used across different IT shops. In fact, one of the most common questions clients ask is what other companies are using to perform various functions in AD. So, today I figured I’d continue on with the Active Directory theme (started by Christian’s post regarding AD Admin accounts on Monday)[…]

Auditing Commonly Missed Administrative Accounts in Active Directory

If you are auditing Active Directory (AD) the most important “big miss” I see from auditors is neglecting some of the less-than-common administrator level accounts within AD. In general, there are two types of accounts that I focus on when I audit AD. 1. Accounts and groups with explicit Administrator privileges, and 2. Accounts and[…]

Auditing Administrators in Active Directory

Note: For this post I am operating under the assumption that you have a basic understanding of what Active Directory is and why a company uses it. If you do not have that basic understanding try these articles in Wikipedia or Microsoft. Control Statement Administrative access to the network (Active Directory) is limited to appropriate[…]