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Active Directory OU Restructuring:  Need Discovery Methods

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I am working on a new OU structure for an existing infrastructure; it will actually move all of the existing objects into a new ROOTOU OU.  I am thinking on logical ways to discover what apps/devices are making calls to specific DNs so we can reach out to the appropriate parties to change them.   If anyone knows of ways to do this the only thing I can think of is running a network monitor on my DCs for a week or so and then going through LDAP traffic.  Just testing it for a few minutes I see that it is going to create a WHOLE lot of capture data to sift through and seems like it will be overwhelming.
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There is a product from Quest (now Dell Software Group) called
"Change Auditor for Active Directory Queries"
http://www.quest.com/changeauditor-for-active-directory-queries

This should be much easier than network monitoring!
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This looks great. I am going to keep this one on hold and report back with my findings on it...
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Change Auditor looks good but it really doesn't give any insight into the apps- really kind of tough but it is just a matter of communicating with colleagues and letting them know the changes are happening and to re-home their apps. I know Dynamic Distribution Lists will be an issue so will prepare the messaging team or figure out a way to script the changes for them
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no answer given- probably not really a viable way to do this
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