October 29, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

How to Detect User Account Changes in Active Directory

Tracking user account changes in Active Directory is primarily important from compliance and security-related considerations and also for operational efficiency purposes. Inactive user accounts or a large number of new accounts with extended permissions, disabled or suspiciously modified user...
October 28, 2019 | Krishna Kumar

PowerShell to Customize RBAC Permission in Exchange 2013

We continue the "Deep Dive" series. In it you might find the answers to some of your technical questions. The industry experts will provide their insights on several topics and research some new features of most popular applications. The first article of the series can be found here. Also, read...
October 17, 2019 | Chris Rich

How to keep someone off the network after they are gone?

A recent discussion I started on Spiceworks regarding network security returned a number of excellent responses. I need to take a moment and thank all those that participated. IT professionals passionate about their work and choose to contribute to communities such as this need to be recognized and...
October 17, 2019 | Stephen Schimmel

Free Tool of the Day: NetWrix Logon Reporter

Today’s Free Tool of the Day, NetWrix Logon Reporter, is a purpose-built product that automatically consolidates and archives all types of logon events from all Active Directory domain controllers and provides rich reporting capabilities. Logon auditing is one of the biggest priorities for many...
August 23, 2019 | Russell Smith

Security Tip: Detect Permission Changes in Active Directory

In this tip, I will show you how to enable auditing for changes to permissions on Active Directory objects. The following changes will log Event ID 5136 whenever someone successfully delegates or changes permissions on an object in Active Directory. The first step is to enable auditing of...
April 5, 2019 | Stephen Schimmel

NetWrix Change Reporter Suite: Two New Components Added

Download Free Trial NetWrix has recently added two new components to the Change Reporter Suite: Non-Owner Mailbox Access Reporter for Exchange and Logon Reporter. New additions to NetWrix’s integrated solution for streamlined security and compliance mean that in addition to the IT...
April 4, 2019 | Krishna Kumar

Ten Simple Ways to Prevent Security Breaches in Active Directory

Any IT organization is liable to security threats; however, they can be prevented if appropriate policies, processes and controls are implemented. “Better safe than sorry” applies to this situation perfectly. It is better to secure your infrastructure from being compromised than counting losses...
March 27, 2019 | Russell Smith

How to Disable Inactive User Accounts Using PowerShell

Inactive Active Directory (AD) user accounts can pose a security risk to organizations, in situations such as when former employees still have active accounts months after leaving the company because HR failed to inform IT, or accounts might be created for a particular purpose but never deleted...
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