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Master Geek
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# 106721 30-Jul-2012 17:42
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Hi guys, 
Is there any way I can find out if a particular OU is actually being used for anything in current production, with an eye to cleaning up AD. There are quite few child OU's within these too.


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Uber Geek
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  # 664132 30-Jul-2012 18:00
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Lol have you looked in the OU to see if anything is there?

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Master Geek
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  # 664143 30-Jul-2012 18:48
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Zeon: Lol have you looked in the OU to see if anything is there?

lol yourself. The OU's in question, of which there are quite a few, contain older security groups, child OU's which in turn contain other objects, legacy printer groups and, presumably, several little trolls like you. I would hate to blitz a troll like you from within a parent OU just because it's not contributing anything constructive to my AD domain. No wait. Yes I would.



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  # 664205 30-Jul-2012 20:27
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tatbaird: lol yourself. ...... No wait. Yes I would.

Heh, damn, GZ needs a thumbs up button... in the meantime, +1.. that was awesome.


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Master Geek
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  # 664259 30-Jul-2012 21:35
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ShareEnum and AccessEnum would be the tools I'd use to try looking for Share/NTFS permissions related to the group.

Users may have been added to a security group only for the purpose of placing that group in an OU that has a group policy applied.

GPMC is the quickest way I know of to find out what a group policy actually does.
If there are no GP's applied to the OU's then you could at least consolidate all the objects into 1 OU...

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Master Geek
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  # 664293 30-Jul-2012 22:32
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Ok nice, thanks. Will look into it tomorrow and hopefully post a solution back here FYI.


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