Articles in Category: Basics

This category contains all basic concepts of Dynamic Access Control.

Planning Access Policy Deployment using DAC

on Tuesday, 06 November 2012. Posted in Basics

Dynamic Access Control Scenarios

Planning Access Policy Deployment using DAC
The team at TechNet have updated their deployment scenario on Central Access Policy. If you have not as yet read this simple step by step guide on utilising Dynamic Access Control to secure and control your companys data, you can find an overview and link here.

Dynamic Access Control developer extensibility

on Wednesday, 24 October 2012. Posted in Basics

Windows Dev Center - Security and Identity

One of the many great things about Dynamic Access Control (DAC) is that it's functionality can be extended by 3rd party developers and vendors. To capitalise on this, Microsoft have delivered a variety of developer extensibility points with Windows Server 2012, that add customization potential for your application development. Many of these extensibility points are outlined in the Windows Dev Center, some with additional information and others to be further developed...

Document Quarantine with Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control

on Wednesday, 26 September 2012. Posted in Basics

Document Quarantine - Identify, protect, and take further action

Document Quarantine with Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control
In this blog Robert De Luca a Senior Program Manager focused on Identity, highlights some of the early work on Dynamic Access Control during the Windows Server 2012 validation program. Long before Microsoft released DAC to the market, dedicated customers deployed, tested and identified issues during the development phase. Robert will take you through the details of document quarantine using Dynamic Access Control.

New Dynamic Access Control demo walkthrough

Written by Bernd Hoeck on Monday, 04 June 2012. Posted in Videos, Basics

New video on TechNet with Dynamic Access Control Demo

 New Dynamic Access Control demo walkthrough

Microsoft TechNet has published a new video with Dynamic Access Control Demo and Walkthrough by Nir Ben-Zvi, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft File Server team. For the past four years, Nir and his team have been developing and enhancing the Windows File Classification Infrastructure. The new version of Windows Server will enable organizations to manage their file servers so that they can apply appropriate information governance on their data.
The video provides great insights into the new capabilties of Windows Server 2012 regarding Dynamic Access Control. It shows in detail, how classification can be use create a kind of safety net for access restrictions to files.

Exploring Windows Server 2012: Dynamic Access Control

Written by Sean Deuby on Tuesday, 29 May 2012. Posted in Basics

Powerful, flexible, and centralized file security across your domain

One of the big security challenges in a Windows domain environment is ensuring that files—all files, not just the ones you know about—have the correct security applied to them. According to Microsoft, despite the popularity of SharePoint, file servers remain the largest (80 percent) repository of enterprise data. Periodic audits for regulatory compliance are expensive and difficult to accomplish. Adding to this challenge is the fact that in the current Windows Server file environment, there's a gap between the overall information security policy and the actual boots-on-the-ground implementation of these policies on file servers throughout the domain. Anyone who has had to administer a server knows there are many opportunities for exceptions to slip through in an environment where tens, hundreds, or even thousands of file servers must be individually configured to meet corporate policy.

Intelligent Dynamic Access Control (DAC) for Windows Server 2012

Written by Bernd Hoeck on Monday, 21 May 2012. Posted in Basics

Alternative method for access control

Windows Server 2012 offers an alternative to current access control for files on directory or group level with a new, supplemental approach: Dynamic Access Control (DAC). DAC offers as an advancement of so called Claims Based Access Controls the possibility to rule access on files through classification more efficiently and more precisely.

Video with Introduction to DAC

Written by Bernd Hoeck on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Posted in Videos, Basics

Interview with Josh Heller includes demo bits

Video with Introduction to DAC
Rick Claus, author at Channel 9, interviews Josh Heller, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, about Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012. Next to some demos of the product the video explains what Dynamic Access Control can do and how it relates to NTFS permissions.

It gives some insights on how DAC can be retro-fitted for existing environments and how the permissions dynamically applied to the files and shares. It finally illustrates how we automatically classify information for the files and what the enhancements made from File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 are.