[windows2000] Re: Identifying and Removing Dead User Accounts from NT Domain

  • From: "Dennis Appelboom" <dennis.appelboom@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 15:34:12 +0200

hmm, doesn't sound like there is a good precedure for deleting
/disabling accounts at your side.....
Over here, we disable an acount when the HR department tells us to, and
(default) after one month, the account is deleted and the homedir is
backed up and then deleted. 
Maybe something to implement after you have moved over to
win2k.......this way, you won't have the same problem when you have to
migrate to windows 2003 in a year or 2. 
A good solid way to find out which accounts are being used is disabling
them all.....I can assure you that they will give you a call when they
want to logon. (-: Only bad thing is that you will have calls from 500

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Ibrahim Abdi, Mustafa
        Sent: donderdag 11 september 2003 15:27
        To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
        Subject: [windows2000] Identifying and Removing Dead User
Accounts from NT Domain

        Hi all, 

        I am running an NT domain here with approx 500 users altogether
in this site. We are planning to move over to AD soon as part of our
preparation I would like to scan my NT4 PDC for dead user accounts so I
can remove them all prior to migration so my new Ad will only contain
active user accounts instead of loads of unused or disabled accounts
from people that may not be here anymore. So my question is: Is there a
resource kit Util or script or anything out there that will scan my
master SAM file or the user accounts on the PDC and tell me which
accounts have not been used for sometime and stuff?

        Any feedback appreciated. Many thanks in advance 


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