How to search Active Directory for old computers

The following command prompt commands can be used when auditing Active Directory for old computer objects.

Please note, if you’re using Windows XP you will need to run the follwing command first to register dsquery.

rundll32 dsquery 

Remove old Computer objects – 52 weeks since last modified or used

dsquery computer -inactive 52 -limit 0 dsrm -noprompt –c

Disable old computer accounts – 6 months since last modified or used

dsquery computer -inactive 26 -limit 0 dsmod computer -disabled 

List old computer accounts – 6 months since last modified or used

The following command will export the results into an Excel document at C:ADReport.csv

dsquery computer -inactive 26 -limit 0 > C:\ADReport.csv

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