Active Directory Security and Active Directory Delegation play a mission-critical role in global security and present an open challenge. A good Active Directory Audit Tool / Active Directory Reporting Tool / Active Directory Auditing Tool / Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory can help Audit Active Directory, generate Active Directory Reports and mitigate Active Directory Risks such as Active Directory Privilege Escalation, and find out who can reset your windows password. Today, even the US Department of Homeland Security runs on Active Directory.Today, tools like the Active Directory Effective Permissions Tab and Active Directory Permissions Analyzer can be used to perform Active Directory Permissions Analysis, prevent Token Bloat, Dump Active Directory ACLs, perform an Active Directory Audit and an Active Directory Access Audit.
Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell
The Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2008 R2 is a Windows PowerShell module (named ActiveDirectory) that consolidates a group of cmdlets.
IT administrators can use these AD cmdlets to manage numerous aspects of IT management related to Active Directory including account management, group management, OU management, password policy management and domain management.
The Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2008 R2 build 7100 (Release Candidate) includes 76 cmdlets.
It is available by default on Windows Server 2008 machines and can be installed on Windows 7 machines using the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) feature.
When you install the Active Directory module, Windows PowerShell and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 are installed by default.
To start it, simply click on Start, then select Administrative Tools, then click on Active Directory Powershell.
In additional posts, I will cover a variety of other aspects of the Windows PowerShell for Active Directory