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    Hi, what would be the quickest way to confirm to check this? Also, am I correct in saying that this only addresses "desktop computers" and not "domain controllers?"

    My supervisor stated "I need you to confirm that your domain controllers are complying with this," but there is no mention of DC's. Am I to assume it is?

    Thanks in advance.


    Computer Security Implications

    Account, file, and device access privileges, including file sharing on desktop computers, should not be turned on by default

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    Re: Hi

    Please take a few minutes to read through the forum rules, in particular rule number 3. "Hi" is not a good title for a thread.
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      Re: Hi

      That's such a vague sentence to try to assess that I can't imagine what specifically they're looking for. Reworded, the sentence reads:

      "Account access privileges should not be turned on by default. File access privileges should not be turned on by default. Device access privileges should not be turned on by default. This includes file sharing on desktop computers."

      To which I reply, HUH?!? Ask your supervisor what he's after. This sounds like managerial vagueries just so he can feel good that an official sounding security bullet point can be checked off.
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