Privileged Accounts: What are They? Where are They? How Do You Find Them? What to Audit?

Kevin Sullivan, former Group Policy MVP and Configuration Management Expert

Kevin Sullivan, former Group Policy MVP and Configuration Management Expert

Kevin's career in technology began in the mid 1990’s. After a few years of delivering training and managing network environments for IBM Global Services and regional training/consultancies, he entered the Software Development world as a Sales Engineer and Product Manager for Aelita/Quest Software. Kevin became a Group Policy MVP and began collaborating with Darren Mar-Elia and others with deep interest in Windows and Configuration Management. Kevin then became the Director of Product Management at DesktopStandard, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. After the process of integrating GP Preferences and Advanced Group Policy Management into the Microsoft fray was complete he joined other product teams such as Windows Intune and App-V. Kevin left his position as Principal Program Manager with Microsoft to join one of the early, passionate and focused Group Policy companies, Specops Software. Kevin is passionate about Group Policy, Directory Services, PowerShell and other technologies.

About this Webinar

So many accounts to manage and determining which ones require special attention can be difficult. What exactly is a privileged account and what techniques can we use to discover and manage those accounts? We’ve covered general areas of managing privileges in prior webinars, let us take this time to peel the onion back a bit more and see what lies beneath.

User Rights Assignments and Security Settings are broad topics. Highlighting specific configurations that are of interest will help narrow auditing efforts to ensure you focus on the right areas for you and your organization.

We also briefly discussed Just Enough Administration or JEA. Let’s take a deeper look here and see how the system works and how activities performed by approved administrators can be tracked.

Join Former GP MVP and Configuration Management Expert, Kevin Sullivan, as we discuss;

  • What is a privileged account? (to you and your organization)
  • What about local admin? How to control?
  • User Rights Assignments and Security Settings
  • Deep dive into Just Enough Administration (JEA)