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How to tell when a workstation was active in Active Directory

mdrasted
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I need to find out when a specific workstation has been active in AD. Is there a timestamp somewhere I can read?

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Morten
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Hi mdrasted,

have you looked at auditing using group policy?? unless that has been enabled you wont be able to find anything thats already happened    what exactly are you trying to find?

Cheers!

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I' am administrating a network with 2500+ W2K workstations in different locations in the country, and I'm looking for a way to find the workstations that haven't been in use for, say, 3 months in order to remove them from AD.

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Morten
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http://www.mcse.ms/archive44-2005-3-1465659.html

that will give you a solution on how to find out which machines are disbaled and inactive etc..

http://www.joeware.net/win/free/tools/oldcmp.htm

and that is highly regarded tool for deleting them in bulk

hope this helps a little

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Thanks! I will get back to you on monday when I have tried your solution on the network.

Morten
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no worries  
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