Active Directory Assessment Checklist

Checklist Summary:

Active Directory plays a critical role in today’s enterprise IT environments. In any Microsoft Windows ecosystem, Active Directory is critical for identity management, authentication, authorization, security and operations, in part because the configuration of AD settings affects multiple information systems through Group Policy. Therefore, proper auditing of AD is essential for enterprise cybersecurity. Netwrix has created an Active Directory Auditing Quick Reference Guide to help enterprise admins effectively track AD configuration changes on domain controllers so they can promptly review security events to speed incident response. Do you ever need to know who created new privileged accounts, or investigate conflicting user access rights or changes to user group membership? Are you and your fellow administrators having trouble implementing AD auditing best practices?

Checklist Role:

  • This guide provides important tips that will enable you to tackle these and other tasks more efficiently, improving your enterprise Active Directory audit program.

Known Issues:

It provides both an AD auditing configuration checklist and an event ID reference.

Target Audience:

Download the PDF today and use it either as an Active Directory assessment checklist or as step-by-step guidance for investigating issues.

Target Operational Environment:

  • You will learn how to configure: .
  • Audit policy settings. Object-level auditing.

Testing Information:

Security event log settings.

Regulatory Compliance:

With this guide, you can enhance your information security posture by gaining complete visibility into every action in your Active Directory environment.


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Product Support:

It should be noted that FSO Support for the STIGs, Checklists, and Tools is only available to DOD Customers.

Point of Contact:

[email protected]


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NIST checklist record last modified on 11/26/2021

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