Solved

How to find computer accounts that haven´t "logged in" for 3 months?

Posted on 2004-08-26
3
736 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi experts

A simple (?) question for you.
Is there a way to select computer inactive computer accounts i a 2003 based AD.
I need to clean up computer accounts that has not been accessing the AD for a while.

Thank you all!
/Danne_sweden
0
Comment
Question by:danne_sweden
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:webmar45
ID: 11900396
hi here's a script i use,
you need to look for the password adge property, computers change their password every 30 days, so when the password age is 120 day's you know thats this is an old computer,
to delete computers, your the output and delete them manually
martin


Dim Container
Dim TargetDomain
Dim Member
Dim Computer
TargetDomain = "yourdomain"
Set Container = GetObject("WinNT://" & TargetDomain)
Container.Filter = Array("Computer")
For Each Member In Container
     Set Computer = GetObject("WinNT://" & TargetDomain & "/" & Member.Name
& "$,user")
     If Computer.Get("PasswordAge") > 5184000 Then      '60 Days
       Mem = Computer.ADSPath
       Secs = Computer.Get("PasswordAge")
         PWAge = Secs / 86400            '86400 Seconds per Day
    wscript.echo Mem & " " & Int(PWAge)
    End If
Next
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
SamuraiCrow earned 500 total points
ID: 11900486
Use DSQuery to make these changes:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/default.asp?url=/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/dsquery.asp

This tool is built into 2003.  You can run simple queries from the command line and then pipe them into DSMod command:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/default.asp?url=/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/dsmod.asp

Below is an example of disabling all domain computer that haven't been on the network for 25 weeks:

dsquery computer -inactive 25|dsmod computer -disabled yes

Check out the links for more info on the DS family of commands here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/default.asp?url=/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/ds_command_line_tools.asp

Good luck, I hope this helps
Crow
0
 

Author Comment

by:danne_sweden
ID: 11901385
Thanks webmar and Samurai.

I did it using DSQuery ..

Danne_sweden
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question