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domain wide servers purpose report

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Are there any tools that can scan a domain and give an admin/new admin an idea of what each server is actually doing/running in some sort of report format? Is there anything recorded in AD that may give the admin an idea of each servers role?
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>>I had to remotely connect or login and just figure it out

What kind of key pointers or areas do you look for to do such?

Do you keep any documentation now about each servers purpose?

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Plus anyway to export from AD just servers and what OU they are in, how can this be done?
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Yes I have a spreadsheet with it, people were super happy to get it (easy win in my book)

In my case I used adfind

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm

adfind -default -f "&(objectcategory=computer)(operatingsystem=*server)"  name description operatingsystem operatingSystemServicePack  -csv > servers.csv

There is no OU attribute but the DN contains the OU.

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Could I ask what the spreadsheet includes mike ie what do you record per server....
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I have the items I exported and then a notes section where I'll add more information if its needed

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