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Windows 2008 Active Directory Harden

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My 2008 active directory is pretty basic.  I would like to substantially harden it from a security perspective for the users.  Any suggestions?
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Mike Kline earned 668 total points
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Take a look at the two documents I referenced in the blog below

http://adisfun.blogspot.com/2013/05/software-on-domain-controllers.html

If you want to look at DoD/military standards take a look at the DISA STIGS

http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/os/windows/2008r2.html

Also download security compliance manager   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc835245.aspx

Lots of great guides to help you lockdown the system.



Thanks

Mike
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I would lock down permissions on your AD to users with read, and your domain admin with full control over the AD console. You can do this by right clicking on the OU container and go to the security tab and verify your permissions in the DACL.
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Hi.

Sometimes I wonder if we should not start abandoning these buzz words: "hardening", "lockdown" and so on: nobody defines what he is looking for anymore.

"harden it for the users" - what should that mean? Making it somewhat harder for the users to... to...? Please clarify what you are looking for: what are you trying to protect against whom/against what threat and what technical difficulties do you see doing so that we can assist you with?
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