The widespread use of domain administrator privileges for everyday computing tasks by IT staff, poses one of the biggest security risks to organizations.

In this session Russell Smith, author of Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP, discusses how the careless use of domain administrator privileges can result in a compromised network. He will also share tips for managing Active Directory and performing administration tasks on domain controllers without giving IT staff perpetual domain administrator access.

In this session, you will learn about:

  • Virtualization of domain controllers
  • Delegation of privileges to manage Active Directory and domain controllers
  • Just Enough Administration (JEA) and PowerShell Remoting
  • Protected Users group and Authentication Silos in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Just in Time (JIT) administration - Windows Server vNext
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Russell Smith

Security Instructor

Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to being a Contributing Editor at the Petri IT Knowledgebase and is an instructor at Pluralsight. Russell has more than 13 years of experience in IT, and has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft?s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series, and was a regular contributor at Windows IT Professional magazine.