Active Directory – Troubleshooting Account Lockout information

Troubleshooting Account Lockout (Technet) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773155(WS.10).aspx Account Lockout and Management Tools http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7AF2E69C-91F3-4E63-8629-B999ADDE0B9E&displaylang=en Account Lockout Status (LockoutStatus.exe) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=D1A5ED1D-CD55-4829-A189-99515b0E90F7   SCOM Alerts & Audit Collection Services You should be able to setup an event collection on the Security event log for that lockout and a few other events so that you get an alert.  Here a just a…

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ITIL® V3 and ASL – Sound Guidance for Application Management and Application Development

ITIL® V3 and ASLSound Guidance for Application Management and Application Developmentby Machteld Meijer, Mark Smalley & Sharon Taylor http://www.best-management-practice.com/gempdf/ITILV3_ASL_Sound_Guidance_White_Paper_Jan08.pdf  Role of teams (Application Management and Application Development) in the Application Management Lifecycle.jpg

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How many records in a SQL table – vbscript example

Dim objConnection, objRecordset, strSearchCriteriaConst adOpenStatic = 3Const adLockOptimistic = 3 ‘ Connection string for SQL Server database.strConnect = “DRIVER=SQL Server;” _ & “Trusted_Connection=Yes;” _ & “DATABASE=MyDatabaseName;” _ & “SERVER=MyServerName\MyInstance” ‘ Connect to database.Set adoConnection = CreateObject(“ADODB.Connection”)Set objRecordset = CreateObject(“ADODB.Recordset”) adoConnection.ConnectionString = strConnectadoConnection.Open objRecordset.Open “SELECT * FROM Table1”, objConnection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic If objRecordset.EOF Then  WScript.Echo “NO records could be…

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Sample PowerShell code to enable auditing on a folder

$computer = gc env:computername$path = “C:\New Folder”$user = “everyone”$path = $path.replace(“\”, “\\”)$SD = ([WMIClass] “Win32_SecurityDescriptor”).CreateInstance()$ace = ([WMIClass] “Win32_ace”).CreateInstance()$Trustee = ([WMIClass] “Win32_Trustee”).CreateInstance()$SID = (new-object security.principal.ntaccount $user).translate([security.principal.securityidentifier])[byte[]] $SIDArray = ,0 * $SID.BinaryLength$SID.GetBinaryForm($SIDArray,0)$Trustee.Name = $user$Trustee.SID = $SIDArray$ace.AccessMask = [System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemRights]”Modify”$ace.AceFlags = “0x67”$ace.AceType = 2$ace.Trustee = $trustee$SD.SACL = $ace$SD.ControlFlags=”0x10″$wPrivilege = gwmi Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting -computername $computer -filter “path=’$path’”$wPrivilege.psbase.Scope.Options.EnablePrivileges = $true$wPrivilege.setsecuritydescriptor($SD)

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MOF v4 related documents, guides, and toolkits

MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations. With the release of version 4.0, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and activities and ensures alignment between IT and the business. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=457ED61D-27B8-49D1-BACA-B175E8F54C0C&displaylang=en 

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