High risk AD permissions

Posted on 2012-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-04-02
Can anyone provide their top 5-10 higher risk security permissions for AD objects? I was thinking along the lines of:

1) Users who can reset passwords for accounts other than their own
2) Users who can add members to high security groups such as "domain admins"


Also - what is the exact permission in the security ACL for a domain group that shows which users can ADD new members into this group?
Question by:pma111
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arnold earned 2000 total points
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Password reset option usually limit the reset to accounts with similar or lower level i.e. a limited user in an OU that has OU password reset option will not be able to reset Administrator account password.
It would depend on the reset delegation.
The user will have write/modify rights in the OU/group security
Making a user member of the account operators.

The delegation command line tools:

server operators, etc. several rights if granted to the wrong people could be hazardous to the enterprise.  not sure what you are trying to get to.

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