List Local Accounts from Computers in Active Directory

When you finally take the plunge and decided that the only way to take your business to the next level is to setup a true client/server environment, here is a script to help you clean up those old accounts. When you convert to an Active Directory structure, you need to remove all the old local user accounts. This will reduce the security risks by removing accounts that you can’t force to conform to the rules setup by Group Policy. Also, if you were running these users as Administrators or Power Users and now have limited them down to a Standard user, without removing their old local accounts they may have elevated rights that they don’t need. Using this script you can query every computer in you Active Directory and get a list in CSV that you can use to know where that accounts are that need to be removed. In this script you can modify the output file so you can save the file where you want. You will also need to modify the Active Directory information to match your Domain configuration.

Tip: You can remotely connect other computers on your domain using “compmgmt.msc /computer:[remote computer]” from there you can manage user accounts in Local Users and Groups.


Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objCommand =   CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "MYDomainController" 'put domain controller here

Set objCOmmand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.CommandText = _
    "Select Name, Location from LDAP://DC=subdomain,DC=zim,DC=local' " _  'update this with your AD information
        & "Where objectClass='computer'"  
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000
objCommand.Properties("Searchscope") = ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE 
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
	LocalUsers objRecordSet.Fields("Name").Value, "C:\localaccounts.csv" 'adjust output file name as needed

Sub LocalUsers(strComputer, strFilename)
	On Error Resume Next
	Set StdOut = WScript.StdOut
	Set objFSO = CreateObject("scripting.filesystemobject")
	Set logStream = objFSO.opentextfile(strFilename, 8, True)
	Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
	If Err.Number Then
	      logStream.writeline(strComputer & ",Offline")
		Set colAccounts = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer)
		colAccounts.Filter = Array("user")

		For Each objUser In colAccounts
		        logStream.writeline(strComputer & ",Online," & objUser.Name & "," & objUser.AccountDisabled) 
	End If

End Sub

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Remove Old Windows Updates Automatically using Logoff Script

This is a great script that helps you keep those patched boxes on your network running longer and faster. This script checks to see how old the Microsoft Windows Update Uninstall folders are and deletes them based on a parameter in the script. This reduces clutter on your PC and reduces one of the major disk hogs in a corporate environment. This script should be included in the Computers Group Policy so it has Administrative access to the PC so it can actually remove the files.

Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
strWindows = oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%WINDIR%")

On Error Resume Next
Set fsoFolder = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set objFolder = fsoFolder.GetFolder(strWindows)
Set colSubfolders = objFolder.Subfolders

For Each objSubfolder in colSubfolders
	If (DateDiff("D", objSubfolder.DateCreated, Date()) > 90) AND ((Left(objSubfolder.Name,3)) = "$Nt") then
		fsoFolder.DeleteFolder strWindows & "\" & objSubfolder.Name, TRUE
	End If

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