Permissions For Active Directory Users and Computers

I know that a regular user can be granted access to Active Directory Users and Computers by going into advanced mode and setting permissions settingso for the OUs/user accounts/computer objects to grant whatever access to delegate administration rights for varying ability levels of IT staff. What is the current best practice for this? Does anyone have any advice/suggestions to flush out the requirements/setup of such a thing? Are there any recent improvements with this area that are available?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
There really is no "best practice" in this situation. However there are some guidelines you should use to ensure a smooth operational transition when applying permissions.

- Create Groups with meaningful names and assign users to these groups i.e. HelpDeskAdmins
- Use the Delegate Of Control Wizard to assign permissions (try to stay away from adding ACL's manually via the security tab on the AD object.
- Apply permissions based on OU specific criteria, meaning only apply permissions where necessary and not at the top level domain

Aside from that those are some of the guidelines that I follow and they work well.


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