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How to AUTOMATICALLY drop Inactive Computers Accounts from Domain [message #161154] Thu, 17 September 2009 12:30 Go to next message
Francisco  is currently offline Francisco
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Hello ... thanks in advance for any assistance.

Environment:
Windows 2003 Servers
Windows XP PCs

Question ... is there a way to drop inactive computers (computers that users
haven't logged into for let's say 90 days) through a GPO? It doesn't have to
remove the computer account out of Active Directory, but at least not allow a
user to log into it if the inactive time has been exceeded.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Re: How to AUTOMATICALLY drop Inactive Computers Accounts from Domain [message #161155 is a reply to message #161154] Thu, 17 September 2009 12:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Francisco" <Francisco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1AFC3191-B555-4AF1-8523-92C83D5823BC@microsoft.com...
> Hello ... thanks in advance for any assistance.
>
> Environment:
> Windows 2003 Servers
> Windows XP PCs
>
> Question ... is there a way to drop inactive computers (computers that
> users
> haven't logged into for let's say 90 days) through a GPO? It doesn't have
> to
> remove the computer account out of Active Directory, but at least not
> allow a
> user to log into it if the inactive time has been exceeded.
>
> Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks.


You can give Joe Richard's utility, 'oldcmp.exe' a shot to find them, then
manually delete them, or disable them.

OldCmp, Dec 28, 2004
www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/oldcmp/index.htm

If you want to automatically remove them, that would require a little bit of
scripting. It is always good, however, to insure that the machines are truly
workstations or laptops that haven't been used instead of something else
that you wouldn't want to accidentally automatically delete.

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Re: How to AUTOMATICALLY drop Inactive Computers Accounts from Domain [message #161160 is a reply to message #161154] Thu, 17 September 2009 13:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Germany
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Howdie!

Francisco schrieb:
> Question ... is there a way to drop inactive computers (computers that users
> haven't logged into for let's say 90 days) through a GPO? It doesn't have to
> remove the computer account out of Active Directory, but at least not allow a
> user to log into it if the inactive time has been exceeded.

I second Ace's suggestion. Oldcmp is the tool to use. It either reports
the inactive computers in a nicely readable output (it has an HTML
output option) or deletes the inactive computer accounts. It is pretty
flexible in its use.

Cheers,
Florian
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Re: How to AUTOMATICALLY drop Inactive Computers Accounts from Domain [message #161174 is a reply to message #161154] Fri, 18 September 2009 00:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello Francisco,

There is no automatic way to do it. Personal i think this a good option,
better control this kind of tasks manual. We have some users leaving between
6-12 month our main offices without there machines. So if you have an automated
way, you have still to make a kind of manual control of that machines, so
that they not got kicked out.

And as mentioned by the others OldCmp i s a nice tool for this.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Hello ... thanks in advance for any assistance.
>
> Environment:
> Windows 2003 Servers
> Windows XP PCs
> Question ... is there a way to drop inactive computers (computers that
> users haven't logged into for let's say 90 days) through a GPO? It
> doesn't have to remove the computer account out of Active Directory,
> but at least not allow a user to log into it if the inactive time has
> been exceeded.
>
> Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks.
Re: How to AUTOMATICALLY drop Inactive Computers Accounts from Domain [message #162093 is a reply to message #161154] Wed, 14 October 2009 15:12 Go to previous message
SubstituteThisWithMyF  is currently offline SubstituteThisWithMyF  Netherlands
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OLDCMP from joeware.net

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"Francisco" <Francisco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1AFC3191-B555-4AF1-8523-92C83D5823BC@microsoft.com...
> Hello ... thanks in advance for any assistance.
>
> Environment:
> Windows 2003 Servers
> Windows XP PCs
>
> Question ... is there a way to drop inactive computers (computers that
> users
> haven't logged into for let's say 90 days) through a GPO? It doesn't have
> to
> remove the computer account out of Active Directory, but at least not
> allow a
> user to log into it if the inactive time has been exceeded.
>
> Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks.
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