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Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Organizations require a network operating system (NOS) that provides secure network access to network data by authorized users and that rejects access by unauthorized users. For a Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 NOS, the Active Directory® directory service provides many key components for authenticating users and for generating authorization data that controls access to network resources. A breach in Active Directory security can result in the loss of access to network resources by legitimate clients or in the inappropriate disclosure of potentially sensitive information. Such information disclosure affects data that is stored on network resources or in Active Directory. To avoid these situations, organizations need more extensive information and support to ensure enhanced security for their NOS environments.

This guide addresses this need for organizations that have new, as well as existing, Active Directory deployments. This guide contains recommendations for protecting domain controllers against known threats, establishing administrative policies and practices to maintain network security, and protecting DNS servers from unauthorized updates. It also provides guidelines for maintaining Active Directory security boundaries and securing Active Directory administration. This guide also includes procedures for enacting these recommendations.

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