October 10th, 2005, 11:41 PM
bballad...sounds great but, are they going to charge me an arm and a leg? I'm on a limited budget (I'm one of three (two really, our IT Director is in charge of making curriculum decisions and doesn’t have much technical experience) in a small IT department in a K-8 private school (I'm the Net Admin and we have about 140 machines, 30-40 printers, plus the network hardware (switches, firewalls, and servers) that I manage). It's pretty crazy...anyway...
Cliffs: Our budget is very limited...I'm looking for something cheap (500-1500USD) or something free and customizable. Again I don't mind doing some coding (actually I need the practice. I’m pretty good with VB and Scripts)
October 11th, 2005, 10:07 AM
If you want an AD monitoring tool i sugest you check out QUEST softwares spotlightonAD. You can check it out here .
It will just depend how much you can shell out for the tool
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October 11th, 2005, 03:14 PM
\"If computers are to become smart enough to design their own successors, initiating a process that will lead to God-like omniscience after a number of ever swifter passages from one generation of computers to the next, someone is going to have to write the software that gets the process going, and humans have given absolutely no evidence of being able to write such software.\" -Jaron Lanier
October 11th, 2005, 04:02 PM
I was going to suggest QUEST tools too but MURACU bet me to it.
They're good and fast but not cheap at all.
October 11th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Haven't look at the 2k3 version but the admin pack r resource kit (free from MS) may have a tool to do this. what you want just screams perl script
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