These factors are why securing the critical accounts and the services that run on a network ends up being such a daunting task.
As explained in the previous section, unsecured administrator level accounts and service accounts present significant risks to the security of a midsize business network.
Given the complexity of network environments and rapid rates of growth most business networks experience, it is fairly common to find account management practices that have significant vulnerabilities.
This document consists of four main sections that provide information about securing administrator and service accounts in a midsize business environment.
The first section is the "Introduction," which you are currently reading.
The rest of the document is structured as follows: This technical document is intended to provide assistance to technology professionals and technical managers that have concerns about the security of service, application, and administrator level accounts in a Microsoft network.