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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

Restricted admin mode for RDP

In a typical identity infrastructure attack, the first target is usually a regular user account or an endpoint. This is because highly privileged accounts and critical systems have advanced protection compared to end user devices (in most environments). A typical end user account does not have the privileges or capabilities to do much damage, but a privileged account does. Once an attacker completes an initial breach, the next thing they are looking to do is to get their hands on a privileged account.

If they start to mess around in an endpoint by doing things such as deleting files, increasing CPU/RAM usage, and damaging applications, then the end user will contact the IT department for help. IT department engineers are usually members of Enterprise Admins, Domain Admins, or at least a local administrator group of the endpoint. To log in and troubleshoot, engineers have to use their privileged accounts. If the attackers are running programs for password...

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