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AD inventarisation tool

Would by thankfull for tips about tools for Actove Directory inventarisation.
We have a domain containing mainly Server 2000 and 2003. About 800 servers. The domain would be demolished as new domain has been set up and migration of users and mailing system was performed. Now we are at stage where we will have to take a closer look at what we've got left in old domain and what dependencies are still existing there.
We need a good tool (the cheaper the better) that can give us a picture of:
1.Trust topology
3. DNS
4. What is installed on the servers (server rolles, systems, services)
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Chris Dent

Would you consider investigating a bit of scripting to perform the inventory rather than a pre-built tool?


yes we can consider that too.
Chris Dent

Then I would grab PowerShell from here:


And the Quest add-in from here:


Both are free, the second will simplify many things.

Single domain? Or Forest?

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James Murphy

we have forest.
I will take a look at PowerShell. Not shure we can manage PowerShell good enough but it worth trying.
Chris Dent

I had intended to help you along in that respect :)

I have much of 3 already. 1 is moderately easy depending on how far you would extend that. 4 is time-consuming, but not especially hard. And 2 is part of 4 because there's no real hierarchy in WINS to bother about, it's either there or not.

Chris Dent

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Thank you so much, Chris! Your help appreciated. We continue to look at available options. We'll see what the project manager thinks about PowerShell solution. :) You've given us a new way to think anyway.
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Hi Chris! Thanx for youe help!