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aduc reports misc (domain policy last amended)

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I am trying to use ad users and comptuers to get a full list of servers in a domain, a full list of workstations in a domain, and also identify when the default domain password policy was last changed - any idea on these 3? By last changed I mean it recently became policy for domain passwords to have the complex (3/4 character sets represented). But we have loads of accounts that were setup to not expire, and I think most were setup before the domain password policy was changed

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If you do a find in ADUC you can search for operating system there, you could also do it via an LDAP query.

There is a nice free GUI tool called adinfo that makes that easier   http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADReportingTool/Info.html

Screenshot of the tool attached

In GPMC you can look at the modified date for the GPO.  That however just means the GPO was modified.  If there are other settings in the GPO they could have been changed.  To get more granular on what setting exactly was modified you would need to enable auditing and use a tool like AGPM or other third party tool.

More on group policy auditing here (question I helped with)   http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_24534479.html


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Mike

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so in advanced tab if I just chose field and "windows server" in starts as that will list every server?

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The field for that would be operating system.

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I assume you cant see scheduled tasks per device in aduc?
Is there any remote tool to see scheduled tasks setup on a remote server?
Or do you know any tool that can? I couldnt see them in computer management console either.
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No not in ADUC, not sure about a remote tool, you can connect to the remote box   http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/b1e4edd1-c155-4e17-9056-c13e693c4a5a

you may want to open a separate question about that to get new eyes on it.

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That link seems for windows 7 - we are still on XP
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