Use ADUC to find client machine OS versions

I’ve been asked “how many Winders XP machines ya got left” – off to Active Directory Users and Computes (aka ADUC, aka dsa.msc)

Find the domain/CN/OU you wish to search, right-click Find – then in the find drop-down list choose Custom Search

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Then the Field Button –> Computer –> Operating System

Enter in the value for what OS you want to report on.  Some options are (you can specify full field with Pro, Ultimate, etc… If you grok ADSIEdit or Attribute editor, the attribute we are looking at is operatingSystem)

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Storage Server
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

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Click Add – then Find now.  Voila!

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