Proper privilege management can make the difference between stable, secure systems and uncontrolled change that puts your organization’s IT systems at risk. And as networks get bigger and more complicated, and regulatory compliance obligations become more onerous, the need to control privileged access to servers grows more pressing. But managing privileged accounts isn’t always an easy task and there a couple of different methods to choose from.

In this on-demand webinar, IT & Security Expert and Author, Russell Smith, looks at how to best manage administrator access to servers and offers some practical advice on the business process and technology.

By the end of this session, attendees will understand the pros and cons of using shared admin accounts vs. delegated access. Russell will demonstrate how to delegate permission to manage Active Directory without granting domain administrator privileges, and talk about using Group Policy and PowerShell to manage access to servers.

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.