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Four commands to help you track down insecure LDAP Bindings before March 2020

In March 2020, Microsoft will release its monthly updates. With those updates, Microsoft will disable insecure LDAP Bindings, which is going to break a lot of your systems (hopefully not). But this was already communicated, and you know all about it, right? If not, you should read those two articles that can help you with understanding what is happening and when.

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Sending information to Event Log with extended fields using PowerShell

Reading Event Logs is something that every admin does or at least should do quite often. When writing PowerShell scripts, you often need to read event logs to find out different things across your infrastructure. But now and then it's quite the opposite. You need to write something to Event Log so it can be recorded for the future. Sure, you can write your information to log files, but since Windows already has a built-in logging system, it may be much easier to write stuff to event log. This allows you to centralize your event logs and processed by specialized tools like SIEM.

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Active Directory – How to track down why and where the user account was locked out

I've been working with Windows Events for a while now. One of the things I did to help me diagnose problems and reporting on Windows Events was to write PSEventViewer to help to parse the logs and write PSWinReporting to help monitor (with use of PSEventViewer) Domain Controllers for events that happen across the domain. It's handy and I, get those excellent daily reports of what happened while I was gone.

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