Active Directory Tools

It's National Active Directory Tool Day and in celebration, here are some tried-and-true AD tools that can help you manage AD better.

Caroline Marwitz

May 18, 2008

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If you've managed Active Directory (AD) for a while, you've probably run into these tools, but if you're new to AD, you might not have seen them. Check 'em out.

AdFind: Combine ldapsearch, search.vbs, ldp, dsquery, and dsget tools and you'll get some idea of what this command-line Active Directory query tool can do. Brought to you by the guy who put the Joe in

ADModify.NET: Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory admins use this tool to deal with bulk user attribute modifications. Available at CodePlex, Microsoft's open-source project-hosting Web site.

If you're looking for more AD tools, here are a couple of ideas:Eric Rux tests Specops Password Policyand compares NetIQ’s Group Policy Administrator, NetPro’s GPOADmin, and ScriptLogic’s Active Administrator

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