Checking effective audit policy forest wide (Get-Auditpol)

Too many times dealing with customers I find that audit settings are either poorly configured or not configured at all.  The funny thing is this is not industry dependent etc. some of the customers who you would think have the best audit configurations due to various regulations and specific guidelines for auditing in many cases…

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DNS Debug Log–Enabling / Retrieving / Searching

The files you need for this: https://psasync.codeplex.com/ – psasync runspaces multi-threading PowerShell module https://github.com/kurtfalde/DNS-Debug – the DNS Debug scripts I’ve been bugged recently (@jepayneMSFT) to post some scripts I put together quite a while back so here they are.  These were written due to an onsite visit with a customer where we knew various DNS…

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EMET and DEP

  I’ve seen various questions recently around the use of EMET and DEP for protecting processes.  Prior to launching into this I highly recommend reading Rob Hensing’s old but good articles on this at http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2009/06/12/understanding-dep-as-a-mitigation-technology-part-1.aspx and http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2009/06/12/understanding-dep-as-a-mitigation-technology-part-2.aspx . Getting first things out of the way DEP is an OS/System Mitigation.  EMET does not have a…

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