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Has anyone ever used the MS AD Topology Diagrammer?

Does it write just one report, and the various tabs and parameters just allow for whats included in the report?

Do you need domain admin rights to draw the topology?
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multiple reports depending on what you select.  You can have one for your OU structure, one for sites, one for domain and others.  You will need to clean up the drawings a bit.  (especially in big domains)

By default authenticated users have read access to most of the directory and unless you have changed that a normal user account should be able to do it.

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How can you enumerate your "global catalogue server" ?

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Do the OU reports and site reports show what GPO's are applied and what users/comps are in these zones?

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Yes it can show GCs the servers will have a small globe by them.  In the OU reports it will show what GPOs are linked if you want but won't show every user or computer account in the OU.

Download it and give it a try..it is free which is nice.

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WIth the AD admin being away - how couild I identify the global catalogue server?
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I mean in the DNS domain name parameter on the report wizard - what do we put? Just domain name?
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would it be domainname.net ?
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Do you need visio installed on the machine that would be writing the report?

I get errors - but I dont have visio
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>>but won't show every user or computer account in the OU.

Do you know any other way to acheive this without this tool?

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you can write queries if you want dumps of users (or use csvde for example)   Yes you need visio on the machine.
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