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

Read more from my guest article at 4SysOps

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