Using the Administrator's account or not using it

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Subject: Using the Administrator's account or not using it
Posted by:  r14edge (r14ed…
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007


Me and my boss, had always used the administrator account. I know, its not a
good thing. Since the hiring, I decided, for security purpose, to "eliminate"
this account and added some administrator priviledge to our user account.

What I wish to accomplish with that measure, is to put on track a audit
system. I wish also to create some level of access. Techs will have
shares/folders access only. Network admins, same as techs plus Exchange and
Active Directory. I don't want to use the built-in groups like Domain Admins
or Administrators for the simple reason that I found those groups to powerful.

The point of this post is to know if I'm doing the right thing. I don't have
much experience in account management, but I know that using a generic user
to access all the network resource is not a good thing.  Is this something
possible, or I'm wasting my time? If not, can someone indicate me some
websites on how to create a proper account structure and stuff like that.

All comments will be appreciated,

Thank you all,