Recommendation on a Tool to scan active directory

Hello experts

I am looking for recommendations on an AD tool that I can use to scan the AD.
need to do some cleaning!
I know what i'd like to see as an end result but not sure where to start.

Any ideas, articles, recommendations are appreciated,
Google had millions of them, need your expertise :)

thanks in advance
Ann AbedAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
So you have a very specific question. What are you looking for as a smoking gun to clean up your AD objects?

Querying AD with no perimeter will return all your AD users or AD computers.

You need some more detail in your questions.
Hi Ann,

You should look at this article by Shaun:

It might be exactly what you are after, or just a good place to start.

If you like it, post a 'thanks' on the article page and / or reference back here so that Shaun knows - it'll hopefully make him feel good :-)



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Sam BloomCommented:
Check out this PowerShell solution for AD cleanup:
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Naveen SharmaCommented:
Check this Active Directory cleanup solution:

Also get help from this article for script to find and clean AD:
Hello Ann,

As I understand your question, you need a tool to help you make cleanup and not do the cleanup for you.
An old tool but still very useful: AD Explorer from SysInternals

What you can do with that may help you:
  - AD Advanced query
  - AD snapshot (for offline query)
  - AD snapshots comparison

Hope this will help
Ann AbedAuthor Commented:
Thank you all.
This gives me a good place to start.
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