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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

AD audit

The only way to identify potential security threats and security breaches in infrastructure is through continuous monitoring and auditing. When it comes to auditing, the Windows system itself provides advanced auditing capabilities to identify such security issues. However, by default, only certain types of actions are audited. These auditing settings are handled by Windows audit policies.

Here, we are only going to look at advanced security audit policies, which were first introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2.

There are 10 categories of events we can audit in a Windows system:

  • System events
  • Logon/logoff events
  • Object access events
  • Privilege use events
  • Detailed tracking events
  • Policy change events
  • Account management events
  • Directory Service (DS) access events
  • Account logon events
  • Global object access auditing

Each and every event category also has subcategories.

Legacy Windows auditing...

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