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Extracting Active Directory information without login into Domain

Hi,

We are setting up a new network with  Windows Server 2008 and about 10 PCs. They have an existing network which we are migrating over. The existing network has two Widows server 2003 servers, however as they are leased from old IT company, they are not giving us admin access so we can't even see AD.

We have been given a user that has admin rights we are told and we are able to log into application server, but only the actual server, we cannot log into the domain from the server.

What I want to know is information such as their existing security groups that exist.

What is the best things I could do to extra as much information as possible.

Note that they do not have Exchange installed on these servers. They used and will continue to use hosted exchange.
Thanks in advnace
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afflik1923
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afflik1923
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Mike KlineCommented:
You can try tools like adinfo   http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADReportingTool/Info.html  or adfind to query the AD with that admin account.  By default a normal user has read access to most of AD.

Thanks

Mike
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
If you have a Domain User account, and a local admin account on one of the servers connected to the network, you should be able to install the Windows 2003 Resource Kit http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17657 to get a view of Active Directory. You would only need read access to AD to get the information you need, which is granted to all users by default, unless they've changed things, you should be able to get what you need to by doing that.
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temoresCommented:
Use DSQUERY (from the 2003 reource kit)

"dsquery group -limit 0" will list all your groups in AD.
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satishpetaCommented:
Check this tool, even this can be used by a domain account. Also, this gives information about group membership. This is all in one tool:

http://www.systemtools.com/hyena/

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afflik1923Author Commented:
Thanks for all the info. In the end got the information from the previous administrators but this was all very useful
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