Privileges needed to read from an AD security log


  • Hey Folks,

    My company has developed a software (X) in which the Domain Admin account is needed to integrate AD with the X's AD connector in order to map user IPs to the user names. Now our customers are wondering why this AD connector needs a domain admin account to do so since it only needs to READ from the successful audit logs. Can you give me some hints, please? I really need to know the possible logics the very first developers might have come up with to design the AD connector in such a way.  

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:36 AM

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  • May be able to make use of the Event Log Readers group



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    • Proposed as answer by Todd Heron Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:13 AM
    Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:55 AM
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