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OLDCMP - puzzling observation [message #161815] Wed, 07 October 2009 17:22 Go to next message
JayDee  is currently offline JayDee  United States
Messages: 14
Registered: October 2009
Junior Member
For those of you familiar with this tool used to clean out old unused
computers from an Active Directory:

I used the following command to see all the computers in a particular
OU and what the password age is. There are Windows 2000 and 2003
servers, no workstations:


>oldcmp -report -age 0 -b ou=servers,ou=it,dc=companyabc,dc=com -format csv -file oldcmp_servers.csv.txt

The results looked great for the most part, but there were some
computers that did not return a password age at all! The field was
blank. In some cases, the devices were windows servers that were
pingable and responding and in other cases, they were not responding
to a ping.

Any idea why I would receive no value for the password age? I did
receive "0000" for some devices, so I know it's not zero, it's
actually nothing.

thanks
- JayDee
Re: OLDCMP - puzzling observation [message #161835 is a reply to message #161815] Thu, 08 October 2009 00:49 Go to previous message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
Messages: 484
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Howdie!

JayDee wrote:
> The results looked great for the most part, but there were some
> computers that did not return a password age at all! The field was
> blank. In some cases, the devices were windows servers that were
> pingable and responding and in other cases, they were not responding
> to a ping.
>
> Any idea why I would receive no value for the password age? I did
> receive "0000" for some devices, so I know it's not zero, it's
> actually nothing.

The field is blank for computers that never contacted AD for a password.
I guess the cases you see a blank password are machine accounts that
have been created manually in ADUC or by a pre-provisioning process.

Cheers,
Florian
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