?
Solved

sites/domains/ous etc

Posted on 2011-09-19
11
Medium Priority
?
298 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there any free tool that can query all users and computers in a domain, and then split it like all users and computers in a site, in a OU etc? If so can you detail which?

Also to just list all OU's and sites would be a start - but then to see what objects are in them as well.
0
Comment
Question by:pma111
11 Comments
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:Krzysztof Pytko
Krzysztof Pytko earned 600 total points
ID: 36559545
I'm not sure what you exactly want to achive but, please try with free Spiceworks
http://www.spiceworks.com/

And if you can, please expand your requirement, maybe we will find another solution? :)

Regards,
Krzysztof
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 36559552
Would spiceworks require a server tor un from? Or can you just install it on a workstation and view the data that way? I am looking at group policies to see what policies are being applied where.

And to start I wanted to "profile" the AD for our company.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 36559583
No, Spiceworks can be installed on a worstation but it requires IIS on it.
Maybe you want to use GPMC to check your GPOs where they are applied? For 2003/XP you need to donwload it from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21895
On 2008 DC it's available by default.

And to start I wanted to "profile" the AD for our company. What does it mean? Can you explain me, please?

Krzysztof
0
The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 36559598
Profile just basically means what users and computers in what site and what OU
For spiceworks it will come in handy for software.

However, as I only have basic domain user rights in my domain - will spiceworks be able to query all other machines? Does it have a performance impact on the network?
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 36559604
And does spiceworks have any sort of "read only" mode - where I can see stuff like installed software on other machines but cant make any amendments?
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 36559651
Nope. Spiceworks requires Domain Admin account to be able to query other machines in a network :/
And in this case "Profile" it's alittle difficult to prepare. I think it needs some script (VBS or PowerShell)

Krzysztof
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 36559689
What kind of things could we use spiceworks for in terms of a workstation audit?

And are reports "exportable" - in which case we could have our AD admin run them and just send us a copy.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:ComputerBeast
ComputerBeast earned 600 total points
ID: 36559796
Hi all,

You can try out freewares, but no freeware will prove beneficial for you as managing Active Directory is a tough task. Try out the cost effective: LADMR.
Try the trial version and you feel it suits your requirements, then you can upgrade it.

Thank you
Anil
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
netjgrnaut earned 800 total points
ID: 36559825
Do you have PowerShell installed on a domain member computer (does not need to be a server).  I'd recommend Quest's PowerShell commands for AD.

Great for scripting data in and out of AD.  Combined with a little basic PowerShell knowledge (tutorials available everywhere on the web), and you can easilly create text file exports for review and analysis.

Hope that helps!
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 36560200
Thanks all

iSiek - if spiceworks is a tool you use - be very interested to here what reports can be run as part of a desktop audit - and whether these reports are easily "exportable" so to speak
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 36566817
anyone ever used:

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

Can this acheive what I requested?
0

Featured Post

Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Wouldn't it be nice if objects in Active Directory automatically moved into the correct Organizational Units? This is what AutoAD aims to do and as a plus, it automatically creates Sites, Subnets, and Organizational Units.
You have missed a phone call. The number looks like it belongs to the bunch of numbers which your company uses. How to find out who has just called you?
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …
Suggested Courses

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question