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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

Preventing the accidental deletion of objects

When working with AD objects, it is possible to delete an AD object accidentally. When an AD object is deleted accidentally, the impact on the business will depend on the AD object's role. As an example, if a service account for a critical service is deleted, the business impact will be higher than for the deletion of a test user account. With AD DS 2008, Microsoft introduced a small but important feature to prevent accidental AD object deletion. This is not a solution to recover from disasters but a solution to prevent disasters. In every AD object, under the Object tab, there is a small checkbox to enable this feature. This can be enabled when we create objects using PowerShell. Even if we're not using PowerShell, it can still be enabled using the Object properties window at any time. When creating an OU, this feature is enabled by default:

Figure 7.27: Protect object from accidental deletion

When this option is...

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