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  • Separate servers and administrator accounts into Microsoft’s three tiers
  • Automate the creation of Microsoft’s recommended OU structure and groups
  • Populate privileged AD groups using AD DS management accounts
  • Use Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs) to manage domain controllers
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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.