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New Dynamic Access Control Tips Posted

The cover story of this month's Redmond magazine looks at a key feature in Windows Server 2012 called Dynamic Access Control, designed to improve file server authorization and authentication by reducing Active Directory groups.

Microsoft has described DAC as one of the most important new features in Windows Server 2012. Of course there are many other key new capabilities in the new server OS, as Redmond contributing editor Brien Posey reviewed last summer.

Today MSDN kicks off the first of a four-part series on DAC. Authored by the U.K. Solutions Development Team of Microsoft Consulting Services, the blog post explains how to get started with images that show how to set up and manage permissions.

DAC is important because it allows IT to secure files, folders and other resources without having to manage groups. Just as the Redmond cover story pointed out, the MSDN post explains: "The main idea here is that a user's access rules are based upon Claims from their Active Directory properties. This makes it much easier to manage which users can and which users cannot access a specific resource."

If you want to learn more about DAC, expert Mark Minasi, will be giving a discussion on it the TechMentor conference, produced by Redmond magazine publisher 1105 Media, in Orlando in March.

Are you using, or planning in implementing, DAC in your organization? Please share your stories or concerns, by dropping me a line at [email protected]

 

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 01/18/2013 at 1:14 PM


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