Is there a tool that is available that would allow me to see when a computer last logged on to the domain? When I look in Server Manager, the computer name is displayed but the computer icon is grey, which means that it is currently not connected to the domain. I'm trying to do a cleanup of the computer names on the server and I want to remove all of the inactive ones.

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Are we talking about NT or 2k? My first approach would probably be to look for the LastLogon attribute for user and computer objects if it's a 2K AD domain. I don't think that this value is replicated, so you must retrieve the value from each domain controller. If you are comfortable working with scripts check out Microsoft TechNet - Computer Management - Enumerate Computer Accounts

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter

There's also aftermarket software that will accomplish this task. Listed below is several for you to checkout.
http://www.advtoolware.com/t4e/ns/ns_default.htm
http://www.somarsoft.com

This was first published in May 2003

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