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How to obtain PC's that haven't been on network for over 45 days' on AD on Server 2003?

Posted on 2014-04-28
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hi guys,

I have another environment which is very tightly locked down, so I'm unable to run applications like Solarwinds etc or can't run powershell seeing as it's a Windows 2003 server. I think I can download a core packge, however if I didn't, then how would one obtain PC's in AD that haven't been on the network for more than 45 days? Would it be a batch file or .vbs?

Thanks
Yash
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You can actually download PowerShell 1.0 for Server 2003.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926139
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Hi

Please have a look at this powershell script which may be helpful for you.

http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/1861-find-and-disable-or-remove-inactive-ad-computer-accounts
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You can even download PS 2.0 for Server 2003.   To use AD cmdlets you would need to install the AD Management Gateway Service though.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2852

However, you should be able to just use dsquery for this.
dsquery computer -inactive 6
Check out the help for more options and syntax.
dsquery computer /?
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What about the above suggestion?
Have you resolved that?
The command suggested above should work fine for you.
Meanwhile, here is in detail about : "How to find inactive PC's list and disable/delete them from AD".
Hope, this helps you.
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Hey guys,

I ran he dsquery but it doesn't recognise that command. However, I am aware that it would work if I did have the necessary admin tools installed.

I downloaded the powershell and that seemed to do the trick for now:)

thanks peeps
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