Find where LDAP queries are coming from

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Find where LDAP queries are coming from

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Hi

I was looking for a bit of help.
I need to find where LDAP queries are coming from in our environment. In the past application owners would hard copy a Domain controller and a full dn path to query LDAP. We are collapsing our OU structure and I now need to know what queries are happening and where they are coming from. I would like to use powershell to find this information and create a report if possible. any help would be great. I am not sure where to even start.

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Find where LDAP queries are coming from

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You need to enable ad auditing to track LDAP queries. Just audit reads of the root and all children.

This cannot be done with a script. It must be done either with a network analyzer or via auditing.

Once you have auditing enabled you can use a script to format the reports.

Post questions about AD auditing to the Directory Services Forum. They will assist in setting up your system.

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Thank you for the info..

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Be careful as enabling auditing blindly can have a negative affect on busy AD servers. You need to think about andunderstand how to do this safely. Normally we only audit changes and not reads. Reads can occur at a very high volume and rate. Aufit only theobjects that you are going to move or remove. Do not audit the containers.

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