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Windows 2003 AD question ?

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Is there a way of finding out if a PC in AD has not logged on for more than a month ?

Thx
Adam.
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by:Nik
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I believe not. For that purpose you'll have to use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, or some third party application.
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Try this one:
OldCmp
http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/oldcmp/index.htm

Or, in a W2k3 domain running in W2k3 functional level, with the following command:
dsquery computer -inactive 4 -limit 0
-inactive expects the number of weeks!
This might yield false positives for notebooks or machines that are shut down.

Ordsquery computer -stalepwd 30 -limit 0
This might yield false positives for notebooks or machines that are shut down, or if the changing of the computer passwords has been disabled for some reason.
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by:RobinHuman
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Use the dsquery command from the server 2003 adminkit;
syntax is: dsquery computer -inactive 10
where 10 is the number of weeks the machine has been inactive; - note: this only works in an AD 2003 native environment
alternatively, you could use Oldcmp - available here: http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/oldcmp/index.htm
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I did it through the logon script. Echo hostname, username, date/time to a csv file. I also used smbios2.exe from ibm. This reads the service tag off of dell systems to keep a running inventory.
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Hi up_grayed_out - Do you have the script that you used.

Regards
Adam
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