Protecting the Administrator Account

by Derek Melber
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Management windows client security

There are not too many user accounts created on a default Windows Server 2003 domain controller which is installed for Active Directory. However, the one user account that you need to protect above all other accounts is the Administrator account. This account is one of the default accounts that provides the highest privileges to Active Directory, domain controllers, member servers, clients, and the network services. The Administrator account in Active Directory is only one of many Administrator accounts on the network. Every member server and client has a local Administrator account, which is designed to have ultimate control over the computer where it resides. Most of the information that is discussed within this article can also be used to protect the local Administrator account. The best way to provide this control is to use Group Policy from Active Directory.