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(2013-01-12) Active Directory Schema Discovery PowerShell Script/Tool

Posted by Jorge on 2013-01-12


Alexandre Augagneur, another directory services MVP, has created/released a PowerShell script that investigates the schema of your AD.

It tells you all kinds of things such as:

  • Count of attributes created on a specific date;
  • The date and time the AD schema was created;
  • The version of the AD schema;
  • The version of the Exchange schema;
  • The version of the Lync schema;
  • The number of schema objects found;
  • The number of unknown schema objects found;
  • A full list of schema objects/attributes (this can be exported to CSV to be imported into Excel).

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You can connect to a local AD forest or a remote AD forest. However for the remote AD forest, your local AD forest must at least have a one-way trust where your local AD forest is the trusted AD forest and the remote AD forest is the trusting AD forest. Before using the tool/script you must download and load a CSV file that contains all the information about the schema objects/attributes and their version information.

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Figure 1: The Active Directory Schema Discovery Script/Tool

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Figure 2: The CSV File That Needs To Be Download

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Figure 3: The CSV That Was Exported From The Tool To Be Imported Into Excel

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You can get the script/tool through the following link: Active Directory Schema Discover 1.0

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Cheers,
Jorge
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4 Responses to “(2013-01-12) Active Directory Schema Discovery PowerShell Script/Tool”

  1. Willem said

    Link is wrong, should be: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Active-Directory-Schema-1aab6664

  2. Rebell said

    Hello,

    how-to signature a powershell script ?
    Thanks!

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