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Active Directory groups permissions quesion

Posted on 2012-03-12
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Is there a way to prevent one Security Group-A to be added to any other Groups? During the new Group creation process, all new groups are made "member of' the that Group-A.  Where we can potentially get into some big trouble is when the members exposed to othe databases to all other users on the system.  Is it possile to structure AD in some way so that Group-A can *never* be included under the other group's tab?
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As far as I know, you cannot prevent showing the group you created, because of its attribute as group.
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Is there any way to prevent the Group to be added as a member of other Group?
Don’t really want to hide it, but my gut says there is something to prevent it from being part of another group.  Maybe through AD Object permissions?
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Hmm, I noticed EE slow down a lot.  Do you think its on the way down?
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The short answer to the question is no.

Active Directory does not really play nice when it comes to modifying its object permissions.  In my experience with such, AD just resets the permissions back to default.  While I'm sure there's a way to achieve what you seek, it's likely not recommended.

With proper Active Directory structure and administrative controls, you should not need to prevent one group from being placed into another.  If Group-A is encompassing of all users on the domain, consider changing that practice.  One should always use a security model that is least permissive.  This may yield a ton of security groups, but that headache is worth having as opposed to someone with access to stuff they shouldn't.
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