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Join Windows & IT Security Expert, Russell Smith in this upcoming webinar where he will show you how to configure Microsoft's free Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) tool to secure local administrator accounts. Organizations often use the same password for local administrator accounts across all devices, leaving them vulnerable to Pass-the-Hash (PtH) attacks, which can result in sensitive domain credentials being exposed. LAPS automates regular changes of local administrator passwords, and securely stores passwords in Active Directory (AD).

By the end of the session, you will understand:

  • The problems associated with managing local administrator passwords.
  • How hackers use PtH attacks, and leverage local administrator accounts to move laterally across networks undetected.
  • How to install LAPS on a management device, and deploy the Group Policy Client Side Extension (CSE) to managed devices.
  • Configure Group Policy to automatically update and store local administrator passwords in Active Directory, and how to retrieve the passwords.

Russell Smith

Independent IT & Security Consultant and Author of "Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP (Packt)"

Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to blogging about Windows and Active Directory for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell is a Contributing Editor at CDW’s Biztech Magazine.

Russell has more than 15 years of experience in IT, has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series and has delivered several courses for Pluralsight.