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Check Group Policy Infrastructure Status. You can run Group Policy infrastructure health checks only by using the GPMC from domain-joined computers running: Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 with Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 An understanding of how GPOs are stored in a domain will help you make full use of the data that is displayed on the infrastructure status page.

Check Group Policy Infrastructure Status

In a domain that contains more than one domain controller, Group Policy information takes time to propagate or replicate from one domain controller to another. Low-bandwidth network connections between domain controllers slow replication. The Group Policy infrastructure has mechanisms to manage these issues. Each GPO is stored partly in Active Directory and partly in SYSVOL on the domain controller. Temporary lack of synchronization can occur between the GPO data that is stored in Active Directory (Group Policy container) and the GPO data that is stored on SYSVOL (Group Policy template). Community Contributions - InC-Assurance - Internet2 Wiki. This page contains community contributed work and experiences.

Community Contributions - InC-Assurance - Internet2 Wiki

Please add a child page and link it into the list below. Tools AD Silver Cookbook - Alignment of institutional Active Directory with InCommon Silver Multi-factor Considerations - Using multi-factor authentication to address InCommon Silver requirements Remote-Proofing Approaches - Approaches under consideration by Silver-aspiring schools. Documentation Examples - Examples of documentation for demonstrating IAP compliance. Password Entropy Calculators Value Propositions for Assurance Implementation Examples When you add your case study, consider using the wiki template available. CIC Implementation Virginia Tech InterOp Testing Assurance Implementation Example from Virginia Tech Preliminary Information on IdP Configuration from Virginia Tech's Interop Testing (Scroll down to Assurance section) VT Assurance Testing.

Active Directory Domain Services: Last Interactive Logon. Updated: September 25, 2009 Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system introduces a new feature: last interactive logon.

Active Directory Domain Services: Last Interactive Logon

Last interactive logon information is available in domains that operate at the Windows Server 2008 domain functional level. It is also available in domain-joined Windows Server 2008 server computers and Windows Vista® client computers. Last interactive logon helps you record four key components of user logon information: The total number of failed logon attempts at a domain-joined Windows Server 2008 server or a Windows Vista workstation The total number of failed logon attempts after a successful logon to a Windows Server 2008 server or a Windows Vista workstation The time of the last failed logon attempt at a Windows Server 2008 or a Windows Vista workstation The time of the last successful logon attempt at a Windows Server 2008 server or a Windows Vista workstation “<User Account>” Home. Enterprise Password Management. Active Directory Audit Reporting with Active Directory Change Reporter. Active Directory auditing and reporting is a critical procedure for tracking unauthorized changes and errors to Active Directory and Group Policy configurations.

Active Directory Audit Reporting with Active Directory Change Reporter

One single change can put your organization at risk, introducing security breaches and compliance issues. Built-in Active Directory auditing lacks many important features, provides cryptic GUID and SDDL information, and doesn't have any reporting capabilities (download Summary: Limitations of Native Active Directory Auditing Tools to learn more). Careful analysis and cross-referencing of multi-megabyte security logs containing excessive amounts of log 'noise' can take enormous resources and still never paint the whole picture. Netwrix Auditor provides configuration auditing (change and "state-in-time" auditing) for security and compliance of your Active Directory. This feature is available in the Netwrix Auditor solutions for:

Privileged Account Manager. Ask the Directory Services Team. So, we’ve been quiet for a few months, which is extraordinarily embarrassing after I basically told everyone that we were going to not do that.

Ask the Directory Services Team

The reality of what we do in support is that sometimes it’s “All Hands on Deck”, which is where we’ve been lately. At any rate, here’s some assorted news, updates, and announcements. Today we’re going to talk about ADMT, SHA-1, Folder Redirection, Roaming Profiles, STOP errors, and job opportunites. Yup, all in one big post. It’s not quite a mail sack but hopefully you all will find it interesting and or useful – especially the bit at the end. ADMT OS Emancipation Update coming to allow you to install on any supported server OS version News just in: There’s an updated version of ADMT on the way that will allow you to install on newer OS versions. In short, the update will allow ADMT to install on our newer OSs (both the ADMT and PES components).

Out with the old (and the insecure) We’ve announced the deprecation of SHA-1 algorithms 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. All Attributes.