Free Windows Active Directory Tools

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The tools are ordered according to user ratings. To rate a program click on its title and scroll to the end of the review.

  1. ADManager Plus – Active Directory reports and monitoring (+117 rating, 27 votes)
  2. Active Directory Reports Lite – Active Directory reporting tool (+114 rating, 26 votes)
  3. AD Tidy – Identify last logged on user and computer accounts (+49 rating, 11 votes)
  4. SpecOps Gpupdate – WOL, gpupdate, remote restart (+47 rating, 12 votes)
  5. ADModify.NET – Modify multiple user accounts in Active Directory (+41 rating, 11 votes)
  6. Specops Command – PowerShell meets Group Policy (+38 rating, 10 votes)
  7. AD PHOTO EDIT – Import Exchange Global Address List (GAL) images into Active Directory (+33 rating, 8 votes)
  8. AD Info – User friendly Active Directory reporting tool (+32 rating, 10 votes)
  9. AD Query – Search Active Directory (+26 rating, 7 votes)
  10. Quest Object Restore for Active Directory – Undelete AD objects (+25 rating, 6 votes)
  11. SolarWinds Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory – Determine effective NTFS and share permissions (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  12. SysAdmin – Active Directory Management (+20 rating, 5 votes)
  13. Blackbird auditor express – Real-time Active Directory change monitoring (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  14. Managed Service Accounts GUI (+19 rating, 4 votes)
  15. Active Directory Telephone Book (+17 rating, 4 votes)
  16. Active Directory Topology Diagrammer (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  17. PowerGUI Active Directory Recycle Bin PowerPack (+15 rating, 4 votes)
  18. Account Lockout Tools – View lockout status and unlock account (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  19. ManageEngine Free Active Directory Tools (+14 rating, 3 votes)
  20. Group Manager – Allows end users to manage Active Directory group membership (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  21. Softerra LDAP Browser – LDAP viewer and search tool (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  22. IT Environment Health Scanner – Identify Active Directory problems (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  23. NetWrix AD Object Restore Wizard – Create Active Directory snapshots (+9 rating, 4 votes)
  24. ADRestore.NET – the GUI version of ADRestore (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  25. NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter (+7 rating, 3 votes)
  26. Active Directory Explorer – Active Directory Viewer (+7 rating, 2 votes)
  27. Review: Softerra Adaxes – Automating Active Directory management (+6 rating, 6 votes)
  28. ADMX Migrator – GUI tool for creating ADMX templates and converting ADM files (+6 rating, 3 votes)
  29. Blackbird Privilege Identity Auditor – Audit logon and logoff (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  30. How to use the Quest AD CMDLETs (+5 rating, 7 votes)
  31. ADREPLSTATUS – Active Directory Replication Status Tool (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  32. Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner (+5 rating, 1 votes)
  33. Linking an AD security group to a SCCM collection (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  34. NetWrix Inactive Users Tracker (+4 rating, 2 votes)
  35. Directory Service Comparison Tool – Restore changed Active Directory objects (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  36. Automatically fill the computer description field in Active Directory (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  37. Group Policy Central Store (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  38. Set up Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) in Active Directory (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  39. Group Policy Refresh PowerShell Cmdlet (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  40. Active Directory Search – Server Admin (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  41. Troubleshooting the “Network accounts are unavailable” error in Mac OS X Lion (+2 rating, 4 votes)
  42. How to disable USB drive use in an Active Directory domain (+2 rating, 2 votes)
  43. Fine-Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012 (+2 rating, 2 votes)
  44. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 1: Introduction and licensing (+2 rating, 2 votes)
  45. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 4: Portals (+2 rating, 2 votes)
  46. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 7: Securing AD FS (+2 rating, 2 votes)
  47. AD Permissions Reporter – View Active Directory permissions (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  48. Cached domain logon (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  49. How to join a Mac OS X computer to Active Directory (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  50. Bulk Password Control – Automate Active Directory user object changes (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  51. Raffle: Lepide Active Directory Management and Reporting Tool (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  52. Active Directory and BitLocker – Part 2: Schema update, ACE settings, Password Recovery Viewer (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  53. Exchange Autodiscover in a multi- Forest environment – Part 1: Active Directory (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  54. Configure pinned programs on the Windows Taskbar with Group Policy (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  55. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 2: Components and traffic flows (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  56. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 5: Settings (+1 rating, 1 votes)
  57. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 6: Onboarding (+1 rating, 1 votes)

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  1. jeff says:

    good!!!!!

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