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Restricting domain admins from confidential data

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We are a small company with three IT admins that all have Domain Admin permissions.  Looking for ways to restrict ITs access to sensitive company information like HR and Finance data stored on out file server.   All three of the IT members have overlapping responsibilities on the network so generally need network admin abilities.  Are there some ways to keep data secure from IT even with admin rights?
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by:Mike Kline
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No way to do that,  the domain admins can always take ownership if they really wanted to.
...the answer there is to limit the number of domain admins and keep that group small.
The domain admins have rights to your entire forest (forest is the security boundary)
Now if you notice domain admins going in and taking ownership and looking at things they should not be....those people should be fired...no other way to put it.
 
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How about ways to audit access to a specific folders to see who is trying to access them?
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You have to enable "audit object access"
Then you turn on auditing on the files and folders you want to audit.
 
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Auditing_Windows_Server_2008_File_and_Folder_Access
That is for 2008 but the same principle applies for all versions.  If you audit to much your logs will have a lot of noise that will fill them up but looks like you are only after a few folders.
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