Default Security of the Configuration Directory Partition
The default security descriptor for the configuration directory partition comprises the following:
Full control permissions to Domain Administrators, and System and Read permissions to the Authenticated Users.
Replicating Directory Changes, Replication Synchronize, and Manage Replication Topology permissions to the Enterprise Domain Controllers group. These permissions enable domain controllers in the forest to replicate from each other and automatically reconfigure the replication topology on the basis of replication delays and latency for the configuration directory partition.
Replicating Directory Changes, Replication Synchronize, and Manage Replication Topology permissions to the Builtin Administrators group. These permissions enable administrators from individual domain controllers to synchronize replication and topology management for the configuration directory partition.
Enable Inheritable Full Control to the Enterprise Administrators group. This permission allows members of the Enterprise Administrators group exclusive control over the Configuration container. The Enable Inheritable Full Control permission is required to control the Configuration container throughout the forest.
Enable Inheritable Auditing to the Writes by the Everyone group. Activating the auditing policy ensures that writes that are performed on the directory (on any object) are audited immediately without the need for any extra user intervention. Inheritable ACE provides a convenient way of removing auditing policy.