Re: AD access

From: Laura A. Robinson (larobins@bellatlantic.net)
Date: 12/01/01


From: "Laura A. Robinson" <larobins@bellatlantic.net>
To: "Robert Rota" <robert.a.rota@saic.com>, "Focus on Microsoft Mailing List" <FOCUS-MS@SECURITYFOCUS.COM>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 18:16:05 -0500

Why are you trying to delete the guest account, specifically?

Aside from that, if you boot into directory services restore mode on a DC,
AD is not initialized and you can manipulate it with utilities like
NTDSUTIL.

Laura
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Rota" <robert.a.rota@saic.com>
To: <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 10:29 AM
Subject: AD access

>
>
> Quick question that I would like anyone to answer..
> Do you know of a utility that will access Active
> Directory in the LocalSystem Context? I would like to
> be able to delete the Guest account after I have
> promoted the server. As you know, accounts are then
> stored in ntds.dit. For some reason I cannot
> manipulate the name spaces the way I could the
> registry. Do you know of a tool that can modify these
> fields and that will run with system privilege? I have
> opened the adsi edit utility with LocalSystem privilege
> and still not been able to delete the Guest account.
> Any incite that you may have into this process would
> be appreciated. Also, do you know of a tool that can
> manipulate Active Directory if it is not loaded into
> memory? For instance, say I boot the DC with a
> floppy and mount the FS. Now I have bypassed ACLs
> and I want to edit ntds.dit? I assume the ADSI may be
> programmed to do this but I am skepticle about the
> ACL?
>
> Again, any incite would be greatly appreciated....
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob



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