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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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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

Enabling advanced security audit policies

As we have seen previously, for successful auditing, we need to have a SACL configured for the relevant AD objects. If there is no SACL entry, no events will be generated against that object. In order to configure the SACL, we need Domain Admin or Enterprise Admin privileges. To add a SACL entry, perform the following steps:

  1. Open AD Users and Computers.
  2. Click on View | Advanced Features.
  3. Right-click on the OU or the object that you'd like to enable auditing for. Then click on Properties. In my example, I am using the root container, as I wish to enable it globally.
  4. Click on the Security tab and then on Advanced.
  5. Click on the Auditing tab and then click on the Add button to add a new security principle to the SACL. In our scenario, I am using Everyone as I'd like to audit everything.
  6. For Type, I have selected the Success event type. Also, I've applied it to This object and all descendant...
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