Admin Report Kit for Active Directory (ARKAD) version 6.2 released!!

Our much anticipated major release of Admin Report Kit for Active Directory (ARKAD) version 6.2 is finally here with the following new features included, AD Summary Reports: ARKAD now comes up with the ability to report object-specific significant information in a powerful summarized view. AD Summary reports displays summarized vital information about Domains, Organizational Units, […]

Forest level reporting with ARKAD

Forests are at the top of the Active Directory hierarchy. Forests comprise within themselves one or more domain trees (independent or interdependent) administered by a common schema. Usually a networking infrastructure contains in it a Forest at the top level. The objects within the Forests are controlled by the Forest Root Domain, created initially when […]

Last Logon date and time of Computers

Last-Logon attribute is one of the non-replicated attributes in Active Directory Domain Services, which means that each domain controller in a domain holds its own copy of the attribute, likely with different values. Similarly each Domain Controller in a domain stores different values as computers’ Last-Logon date and time. To access the latest logon time […]

‘Member of’ details for a User for ALL domains in a forest

Consider the following scenario: There are two domains in a forest with different namespaces namely SPACENET (SPACENET.local) and OtherDomain (OtherDomain.local). Let us assume that SPACENET is the domain that needs to access resources in OtherDomain. In order to allow domain users from SPACENET to access resources in the domain OtherDomain, we need to add SPACENET’s […]

Active Directory Group membership report – listing across domains and forests

A user may be assigned to multiple groups in an Active Directory organization. A group member may have membership in other groups in the same domain (or) in a different domain within the same forest (or) in a different domain in a different forest. An in-depth user/group membership report must include all the groups that […]

Effective NTFS permissions on folders and files

One of the headaches in finding out the NTFS permissions on files and folders is determining the effective permissions. Files and folders may have permissions explicitly set on them for users and groups and also have implicit/inherited permissions (e.g. users having access or deny to a folder by virtue of  their membership in a group or a nested […]

Active Directory Reporting Essentials

The needs of Systems Management reporting can be broadly classified into: Compliance Reporting (for internal compliance as well as statutory compliance needs such as HIPPA, SOX etc.) Management Reporting (for delivering the reports that management needs – Mainly in the form of Summary reports without getting into the details) Administrative Reporting (for day-to-day administrative tasks […]

Active Directory Reports

A short note about our Admin Report Kit for Active Directory (ARKAD). This product of ours has evolved over time and has essentially become a single solution for  Administrative reporting, Management reporting and Compliance reporting such as SOX and HIPAA. The latest version includes a broad range of built-in reports that pretty much cover everything […]