ScriptLogic safeguards Surrey

When Surrey Police moved from an infrastructure based on the NT4 model into Active Directory, they faced a whole new set of problems.

Mar 9, 2006
By David Howell

When Surrey Police moved from an infrastructure based on the NT4 model into Active Directory, they faced a whole new set of problems.

The most serious issue was that IT staff could delete or modify objects in Active Directory, stopping users from logging-on and using their computer systems.

The force employs more than 3,500 people, all of whom have to use the force’s IT systems on a regular basis. And as Systems Administrator it was Gavin Ashton’s responsibility to solve the problem. Having looked at three or four other packages on the market that appeared to provide similar functionality, Ashton took advice from ScriptLogic Partner, Hartland Systems, to evaluate ScriptLogic Active Administrator.

Ashton said: “I quickly ascertained that Active Administrator provided the most comprehensive functionality and the best total cost of ownership (TCO).”

The roll out of the new system across all the active domains on Surrey’s network is now complete. Ashton commented: “The biggest thing for me, with ScriptLogic, is that I can safeguard my user and computer accounts, group policies and system objects from users who previously could create, modify or delete any of these. The three key benefits that ScriptLogic has bought are security on my Active Directory and flexibility of that security; ease of administration and resilience that ScriptLogic provides with backup and restore capabilities.”

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