Preparing a Locked Down Active Directory Domain Services

Topic Last Modified: 2009-01-23

Organizations often lock down Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to help mitigate security risks. However, a locked-down Active Directory environment can limit the permissions that Office Communications Server 2007 R2 requires. Properly preparing a locked down Active Directory environment for Office Communications Server involves some additional considerations and steps.

Two common ways in which permissions are limited in a locked-down Active Directory environment are as follows:

  • Authenticated user access control entries (ACEs) are removed from containers.
  • Permissions inheritance is disabled on containers of User, Contact, InetOrgPerson, or Computer objects.