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Active Directory must be supported by multiple domain controllers where the Risk Management Framework categorization for Availability is moderate or high.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-243500 DS00.6140_AD SV-243500r723535_rule Medium
In Active Directory (AD) architecture, multiple domain controllers provide availability through redundancy. If an AD domain or servers within it have an Availability categorization of medium or high and the domain is supported by only a single domain controller, an outage of that machine can prevent users from accessing resources on servers in that domain and in other AD domains.
Active Directory Domain Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-02-09


Check Text ( C-46775r723533_chk )
Determine the Availability categorization information for the domain.
If the Availability categorization of the domain is low, this is NA.
If the Availability categorization of the domain is moderate or high, verify the domain is supported by more than one domain controller.
Start "Active Directory Users and Computers" (Available from various menus or run "dsa.msc").
Expand the left pane item that matches the domain being reviewed.
Select the Domain Controllers Organizational Unit (OU) in the left pane.

If there is only one domain controller in the OU, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-46732r723534_fix)
Implement multiple domain controllers in domains with an Availability categorization of moderate or high.