Windows Server 2003 - Lock a userid down to access only one specific DC via RDP
Posted on 2007-04-04
Here is my situation:
We have about twenty remote sites that have a single windows 2003 R2 server. The server is a DC on our corporate domain. We have several DC's at corporate. Our application vendor needs a domain admin id to remote in and work (total BS IMHO, but lets move on) when things break in their app.
My first thought was this: I'll create a seperate ID for each remote location and disable them all. When the vendor needs in, I will enable the id that corresponds to that server. I will use the server local security policy to make sure only that id (and our own admins) can hit the box via RDP.
The problem is there is NO local security policy specific to the DC. Since its a DC it shares the domain controller security policy and doesn't have one of its own. So if I use that, you get access to all DC's, or none. Once any of the twenty userid's is enabled, the user of that ID can log into any DC via RDP, including the corporate DC's.
My million dollar question:
How do I lock down a userid with domain admin credentials so that when its enabled, it can only log on to one specific DC via RDP, and NO other DC's. I know there are plenty of other security issues since they can get into AD and what not, but at least locking them down to one DC helps a little.
Or even better: How would you handle this request from a vendor? We have twenty DC's that the vendor may need to log in to fix their app. What type of userid would you create with what type of permissions? The vendor will need to get into AD, preferably on a read-only basis.