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#1 Uraiser

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:53 PM

We just installed active directory and created a domain for our office. We grew out of the old workgroup. I'm still learning the tricks, as me and a partner are the "Network Administrators". We know how to do the basics, but my question is what can we do about user activity logging? URLs, emails, IM's. Things of that nature? Would we need a 3rd party app? or can AD do it by itself?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:04 PM

Hi, emils can be handled through Exchange Server. How do you currently get your emails? So do the users connect to AD through thier work stations? Have you added the users and computers to the domain yet? If not create a test PC and user a connect that to the domain first. Do not give users access to the admin group in the domain they only need user access. As for IMs only let them have one e.g. we are allowed to use windows live. URLs, what is your question? The less rights a user can have is the better it all deoends on what access you want to give them.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:38 PM

Hi, emils can be handled through Exchange Server. How do you currently get your emails? So do the users connect to AD through thier work stations? Have you added the users and computers to the domain yet? If not create a test PC and user a connect that to the domain first. Do not give users access to the admin group in the domain they only need user access. As for IMs only let them have one e.g. we are allowed to use windows live. URLs, what is your question? The less rights a user can have is the better it all deoends on what access you want to give them.



Well, as of now, Emails are external, we're installing exchange server this weekend. AD is live and has been since the 5th. And Yes, users connect to AD through their stations.


My question was, can AD give a report of where users have been going on the internet? Or do we need some 3rd party support like websense for that?

So far, only IT has access to the Admin, everyone else has basic rights. Nothing is locked down, but they're not able to install anything without the admin password.




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