Active Directory Auditing and Lockdown tools

I'm looking for built in (power shell, etc., event logs, group policy,) tools/scripts to audit and lockdown AD.  Server 2008 and 2012 R2.


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I use group policy to lock down everything on my environment - firewall, disabling unwanted services, file permissions, windows explorer settings etc. you name it.  For auditing I use third party tool - GFI Events Manager.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
try it in powershell it will show you the accounts which are locked

import-module ActiveDirectory
Search-ADAccount –LockedOut

and you can enable them with
Search-ADAccount -LockedOut | Unlock-ADAccount -confirm

to set auditing have you tried Advanced Audit Policy Configuration ?
Kim HartCommented:
Active Directory Audit Report With Powershell

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sgh_abaAuthor Commented:
thanks everyone.  I was looking for something more specific, like a fully developed and tested powershell script(s).  I am familiar with turning on various AD auditing and using powershell to show who has what group permissions.  I'd rather not offload this to a 3rd party as all the tools necessary to accomplish this should already be there.

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