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Need script to pull Active Directory account information.

Posted on 2007-08-10
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I have been assigned the task of providing a machine-generated report on our 2003 domain with the following information:

Account names, descriptions (which we don't generally use), password parameters, and account status. They are not looking for screenshots. Is there a script I can run that will allow me to generate the requested report?

P.S. I'm not really sure what they mean by 'password parameters'. I assume they are referring to the domain password policies.
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You can pull this information using any tool that is capable of querying Active Directory.  Two popular options are:

ADMODIFY.NET (GUI): http://www.codeplex.com/admodify

ADFIND (far more flexible, but command-line only): www.joeware.net/freetools
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I was looking more for a vbscript or something like that...This is a financial institution with several hundred users...not really comfortable installing freeware. Any other ideas?
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Erm, VBScript -is- freeware - you open up Notepad, you type away, you hit -Save-, you run the script.  :-)

If you're looking for a paid reporting solution, there's more than you can shake a stick at - Quest and NetPro have competitive solutions, as does the DotNetFactory and any number of other partners.
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For examples of pulling AD account information using VBScript, any number of templates available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/default.mspx?mfr=true

Or here:

http://techtasks.com/code/viewbook/2

Any can be customized depending on the exact information you're looking to pull.
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