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Active Directory cleanup

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I need to perform a cleanup on Active Directory.  I would like to use a free or low cost software that performs a search and shows me all users and computers accounts not connected to the network in the past 30 days. Also will appreciate any recommendation while performing this task. Thanks.
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Gabriel Clifton earned 300 total points
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Try AD tidy. Out appears to be popular. I have not used it in years
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I'll try it tomorrow and let you know. Thank you!
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Solarwinds has one too but I like adtidy better, mainly because you can deactivate old users or do other things whereas solarwinds only let's you delete them
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by:Zaheer Iqbal
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Setup a query IN AD

Last logon say 90 days.

Create a disabled Accounts OU --> Users --> Computers.

Moved accounts into this area and disable them, Wait a couple of months and then if not needed delete them.

Some Scripts below
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/83d39949-3e22-45ef-aaba-3a4e17341c5e

http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/1875-ad-cleanup
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You should also look at utilities from Dovestones.com.  They may a nice set of utilities that do a bunch of different things against AD.  Of course, you realize that the ultimate fix for even having to do this is appropriate user documentation do that when someone leaves you are notified to remove them from AD... same thing with computers.
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Thanks to all for your comments and support. The  cleanup has been rescheduled to mid November. Thank you very much.
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We use the free version of AD Tidy, and it works great.
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