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Posted on 2012-03-29
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I recently performed a Windows Server 2003 to SBS 2011 migration which worked really well, but the new server has inherited some strange DNS issues from the previous server.  It appears that the server I migrated from had already been migrated from and SBS 2003 server in the past, so it's all a bit messy.  Does anybody know of a good AD 'housekeeping' tool a bit like Ccleaner does for cluttered registry?  I can of course ADSIEDIT old servers out, just wanted something a bit more elegant that can have a good look at the AD and suggest improvements and carry them out.

Thanks.
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Mike Kline earned 1500 total points
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There is a nice free tool called oldcmp that will work on users and computers

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/oldcmp/

adtidy is a free GUI tool   http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADTidy/Info.html 

These tools help ID old computers and users to cleanup your AD some.

Nothing really for the registry...wouldn't mess with anything there

Thanks

Mike
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The best practices analyzer will tell you any improvements that you need to make.

You can use Active Directory Janitor to clean up old accounts (for computers and users).
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Thanks, tool carried out most of what I needed.
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