Join Ed Liberman for an in-depth discussion in this video Service accounts, part of Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure and Manage Active Directory.
- In active directory we have a number of different types…of accounts that we use for authentication…and resource access purposes.…We have user accounts and computer accounts…and things of that nature.…Well sometimes applications and services…need access to resources…and that's where service accounts come into play.…Now sometimes when a given application or service…needs access to a resource we can just create…or even use an existing domain or local account.…
So I'm talking about the actual user accounts…to manage this access.…But you need to keep in mind that this can definitely…run all kinds of different security issues.…Now some of the issues are that the account that we use…might have strong privileges.…So I'm going to give you the example…of many years ago I worked for a company where…we actually used the domain administrator account…anytime there was an application or service…that needed to authenticate to access resources.…
Well this is a potential problem because…then anybody who may find some weak point…
Ed Liberman shows how to configure service authentication, domain controllers, and account policies, and maintain Active Directory so that it remains stable and secure. He'll cover virtualizing domain controllers, Active Directory backup and recovery, password policy management, and Kerberos policies and delegation.
- Installing read-only domain controllers
- Configuring virtual domain controllers
- Backing up Active Directory
- Recovering Active Directory
- Configuring account policies: password, lockout, and Kerberos
- Configuring service accounts
- Managing service accounts