Group Policy Error 0x8007000d

Recently on applying all computer group policy settings on a client, I was receiving the following error message:   The client-side extension could not remove computer policy settings for ‘Group Policy Object Name{Unique ID}’ because it failed with error code ‘0x8007000d The data is invalid.’ See trace file for more details.   The cause of the error would … More Group Policy Error 0x8007000d

Enable strict replication consistency on domain controllers within Active Directory domain

I recently enabled strict replication consistency on my domain controllers in order to follow best practices, where this is not enabled there can be a risk that lingering objects could be replicated to a domain controller. This can occur  when a domain controller in your Active Directory environment is disconnected from the replication topology for an extended period … More Enable strict replication consistency on domain controllers within Active Directory domain

Enable protection from accidental deletion on all organizational units in Active Directory domain

As part of running the best practice analyser for Active Directory, I wanted to protect all organizational units from accidental deletion, this is achievable by using both the Get-ADOrganizationalUnit and Set-ADOrganizationalUnit cmdlets. First of all I wanted to see which organizational units were not protected from accidental deletion, we can do this by invoking the Get-ADOrganizationalUnit … More Enable protection from accidental deletion on all organizational units in Active Directory domain

Monitoring the status of Domain Controller Diagnostics Tool (dcdiag.exe) with Nagios XI

I was recently looking at monitoring the service health of Active Directory Domain Services using Nagios XI, the default monitoring wizards only provide the ability to monitor an LDAP server. However, I was looking to monitor a number of services similar to those available from running the Domain Contoller Diagnostics Tool (dcdiag.exe) – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776854(v=ws.10).aspx. Therefore, I … More Monitoring the status of Domain Controller Diagnostics Tool (dcdiag.exe) with Nagios XI