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Old 08-20-2008, 11:29 AM
green green is offline
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Default Tool to query active directory

I've been looking for a really good tool to use in querying active directory to create certain reports. So far most of the tools I have come across are not free.

Does anyone know of a good free tool I can use to query active directory on our servers?
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:04 PM
molly00000 molly00000 is offline
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I know a plenty of active directory query tools but they are not free. I think you can get info regarding free tools through googling.
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:50 PM
Cymru Cymru is offline
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Hi green

What sort of reports are you after, last login times? diasables accoutns that sort of thing? If that the case have a look on th e web, there are a lot of VB scripts that do waht you are after. A great tool that is pretty reasonable is Hyena btw
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:08 AM
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yes there is one freeware AD query uility. Chily AD Query software is totally free of cost and meets the various query requirements..
try it..
Chily Active Directory Query
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:58 AM
Andrew22 Andrew22 is offline
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AD Query Tool

The AD Query Tool is yet another freeware from ManageEngine ADManager Plus. It is a simple query tool which displays the details of all the objects in a user specified container. The details displayed have relevance to the query that is posted by the user. This is a simple, easy to use tool that queries the AD and displays object information.

Using the tool:

1. Click the "AD Query Tool" from the Launcher to start the tool.
2. Specify Domain Name in the text field.
3. Specify the Active Directory query in the Query text area.
4. Click on the GENERATE button to get the corresponding attribute values.

Note: The Configure button will help you generate more attribute results for the Domain in accordance with the userís query.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:28 AM
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A more surgical AD Query tool that is totally free is called (surprisingly) AD Query from www.sysoptools.com

It differs from the above tools in that it displays all configured schema data for a single user or computer object. It smartly leaves out <null> fields so you don't have to poke through a list of non-configured fields. It converts binary / tick strings to date/time formats. very handy. Your can run multiple instances side by side and compare results between objects, i used it once to troubleshoot a kerberos ticket / trust issue between two identical servers. total time saver.

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Old 05-07-2010, 05:29 AM
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We use the Users and Computers snap-in often, as a main tool, and there are some helpful tips that we haven't yet covered. In addition, the snap-in is not the only tool available to manage Active Directory objects. Before we conclude this chapter, we'll say a few words about the Users and Computers snap-in, as well as about other means to manage objects.
The Users and Computers Snap-In

We have been using the Users and Computers snap-in throughout the chapter. Here we'll briefly fill in some last few holes.
Choosing a Domain

You can connect to another domain by right-clicking the uppermost line of the left pane (Active Directory Users and Computers...), selecting Connect to Domain, and then specifying a new domain either by typing its name or selecting it from a list.
Choosing a Domain Controller

Sometimes you want to communicate with a certain domain controller. You can choose one by right-clicking the uppermost line of the left pane (Active Directory Users and Computers...), selecting Connect to Domain Controller, and then selecting a new domain controller from a list or typing in a new domain controller's name in the dialog box
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:44 AM
henrycmurray henrycmurray is offline
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Hi Friends,
With more flexability than other Active Directory reporting tools and a modern user friendly interface, AD Info lets you easily query your Active Directory .
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