Clean up orphaned Foreign Security Principals

Clean up orphaned Foreign Security Principals

Orphan Foreign Security Principals

Foreign Security Principals or FSPs have existed since Windows Server 2000. However, you could work as a system administrator for years without even noticing their presence because the mechanism behind them is almost fully transparent—almost.

Contents of this article:

  • FSPs in a nutshell
  • Why an FSP becomes an orphan
  • How to identify and clean up orphan FSPs with the GUI
  • List and clean up orphan FSPs with Powershell
  • Automate the process
  • Recover a deleted FSP

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