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I have a site that has around 60 systems.
There seems to be legacy systems still in active directory, DNS, and WINS.
Maybe these systems were just removed from the site without disjoining the domain however I would like to know a way that I can clean up DNS, WINS, and Active Directory Manually or automatically without removing functionality systems that may still be on the network.  Links to tech documents would be fine.
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you have a couple of options that you can play around with depending on $$$ figures as per usual.....

http://www.specopssoft.com/products/ADJanitor/Default.asp
supposed to be an ok product for automoted cleaning

for more just old accounts there is a free tool from MVP Joe
http://www.joeware.net/win/free/tools/oldcmp.htm

or you can look at some scripting if you are inclined that way.....

scavenging of DNS is probably something worth playing around with
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/cf67e637-a239-4d79-b822-55334f052e4d1033.mspx?mfr=true

and of course a metadata cleanup is always good
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/012793ee-5e8c-4a5c-9f66-4a486a7114fd1033.mspx?mfr=true
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