http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/brian_kelley/2010/10/14/active-directory-users-and-computers-aduc-a-handy-tool-for-dbas/

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Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) - A Handy Tool for DBAs

2010/10/14

Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) is a very common tool over on the Active Directory side. As the name implies, it gives us visibility into every user and computer within the domain. It also reveals other things, like groups, contacts, organizational unit structure, and potentially, group policy objects. When I took off my systems and security architect hat and returned to the world of the DBA, ADUC is a tool I kept on using. Here's why:

For a DBA, it all means that you don't have to go to the system or security administrators to find these types of answers. And by default, all users have basic read information throughout Active Directory, meaning this type of information is usually available and it's not a security event for you to be hitting it. This invariably saves time. So where do you get ADUC?

 


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