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Each time I have to get info from AD it means clunky powershell script to CSV. Is anyone using tools that can present data in a better format especially for non technical management. I can google : ) so would be great to get peoples experience of products. thanks.
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by:Pete Long
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Been a few years, but I used to use DSRazer it was really good back then (circa 2003/32008).
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It's still valid @Pete starts at $500/yr for 200 users
There is a free trial:
http://www.visualclick.com/content/dsrazor-for-active-directory.htm

Or write a number of scripts for the common tasks

or use something like: http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADReportingTool/Info.html
or look here:
https://www.manageengine.com/products/free-windows-active-directory-tools/free-active-directory-tools-index.html
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by:Kevin Stanush
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Try Hyena for a 30-day trial: www.systemtools.com/hyena

To get up to speed quickly on using the Active Directory query options, watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ONAhKyB61g&t=31s

The video does not show it, but to export you just Edit > Select All (Control-A), then Edit > Copy (Control-C), and select how you want to export, clipboard, file, or direct to Excel.  If clipboard, just open Excel, and Edit > Paste (Control-V).

You can create custom queries for different views and get that view with a minimum of one double-click and export to Excel with three keyboard sequences.
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by:Ramakrishna Prabhu
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you can also look at Manageengine ADManager Plus. Manageengine does provide some few free tools which might do the job.
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by:Rikin Trivedi
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I have used both - Hyena & ManageEngine ADManager Plus

I prefer Hyena.


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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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ManageEngine AD Manager Plus is very affordable and does provide many reports out of the box.
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by:Andy
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I used Hyena, not a big fan.
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by:Kevin k
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You may also get help from these free solutions:

Cjwdev AD Info  Active Directory Reporting

Lepide Active Directory Query

Hope this helps!
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http://www.cjwdev.co.uk excellent tool thanks
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