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Course Description

Awarding Body: IT Audit Training

(Duration: 3 days)


Active Directory Objects

  • Forests and Trees, Domains and Sites, OUs Groups and Users
  • Risks of inappropriate forest/domain configuration
  • Risks of trust relationships in an AD forest

Reviewing the deployment of Active Directory

  • Risks of poor deployment decisions
  • Replication risks
  • Accidental deletion of AD objects

Workstation/server controls in an AD environment

  • Risks associated with workstation and server domain membership

AD User and group management

  • Risks of poor user account control
  • Incorrect and inappropriate group membership,
  • Control of dormant accounts
  • Risks associated with service accounts

Object permissions in Active Directory and what they mean

  • Risks of incorrect object permissions for AD and other objects
  • Risks of delegation and how to assess them

Group Policy Objects and how they are used

  • Risks of poor Group Policy design, deployment and monitoring
  • The Group Policy Management Console and how to use it in a GP audit


  • Risks of improper audit logging configuration and monitoring

Risks of inappropriate file and directory access permissions

  • How to assess permissions cost-effectively

Useful software:

  • DumpSec
  • MBSA
  • Log dumper tools
  • The built-in NET commands

Using scripts to control and audit Windows 2003/AD

A look at some of the new features of Windows Server 2008 and how they can mitigate some of the risks identified above

  • New Active Directory security features
  • Read-only domain controllers
  • Granular password policies
  • Auditing improvements
  • New controls over service accounts
  • BitLocker
  • Powershell and its audit uses

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