AdminSDHolder - in laymen's terms is that the thing that resets default permissions on all built-in

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  1. Spin

    Spin Guest

    AdminSDHolder - in laymen's terms is that the thing that resets default
    permissions on all built-in groups?
    Spin, Mar 3, 2006
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  2. It isn't the thing that does it, but it is the container that holds the SD
    that the users in those groups are bounced back to when someone tries to
    change their SD.

    I'm not sure what process actually does the polling for the objects whose
    SDs change and reverts them.

    Joe K.
    Joe Kaplan \(MVP - ADSI\), Mar 3, 2006
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  3. Joe is right. the adminsdholder is considered the "admin security descriptor
    holder" which is a reference object for the protected objects (default admin
    users and admin groups and their members!)

    Every hour, the Microsoft Windows domain controller that has the primary
    domain controller (PDC) emulator operations master role verifies the ACLs on
    members of these administrative groups and compares them to the ACL on the
    AdminSDHolder object. If the ACL that is on the AdminSDHolder object is
    different, the ACLs on the members of the administrative group are reset to
    match the ACL on the AdminSDHolder object.

    For more info on the ADMINSDHOLDER object see the following related KB
    articles (not all may apply to your situation!)

    Description and Update of the Active Directory AdminSDHolder Object
    --> MS-KBQ232199 (
    AdminSDHolder Thread Affects Transitive Members of Distribution Groups
    --> MS-KBQ318180 (
    Delegated permissions are not available and inheritance is automatically
    --> MS-KBQ817433 (
    AdminSDHolder Object Affects Delegation of Control for Past Administrator
    --> MS-KBQ306398 (
    Security tab of the adminSDHolder object does not display all properties
    --> MS-KBQ301188 (
    "You do not have sufficient permissions in the Domain" error message occurs
    and Exchange Setup does not respond
    --> MS-KBQ319966 (
    Certification Authority configuration to publish certificates in Active
    Directory of trusted domain
    --> MS-KBQ281271 (



    # Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

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    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP], Mar 4, 2006
  4. Paul Williams [MVP], Mar 4, 2006
  5. Spin

    Spin Guest

    Nicely written.
    AdminSDHolder is the template for which the ACLs should be on the Protected
    Groups. For all else reading this, these are the Protected groups (and not
    necessarily the built-in ones, some are, some aren't):

    a.. Administrators

    a.. Account Operators

    a.. Backup Operators

    a.. Cert Publishers

    a.. Domain Admins

    a.. Enterprise Admins

    a.. Print Operators

    a.. Schema Admins

    a.. Server Operators
    Spin, Mar 4, 2006
  6. Close Paul.... SDPROP

    Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition

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    Joe Richards [MVP], Mar 5, 2006
  7. Ah, nice. Thanks Joe. I'll note that down and try and update that article
    with this info. Thanks!
    Paul Williams [MVP], Mar 5, 2006
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