AD Tidy Version 1.4 Released

April 22, 2011 — Leave a comment

Its been a while since I released an update for my free Active Directory last logon tool, AD Tidy. So today I released a new version that includes a few user requested features along with a couple of changes I have been meaning to make for a while. Read on for details…

First of all, you can download the new version here


Here is a list of the changes in this version:

  • New action: Delete user home drive (and optionally remove the home drive path from their AD account)
  • Added the ability to cancel a search once it has been started (this is one that has been requested a lot so hopefully makes quite a few people happy!)
  • Enter variables when specifying new description for users or computers. The variables you can use are detailed below

    UI modifications: Actions box is now at the bottom of the main window, OK button on Multiple Actions window has been changed to "Perform Actions", Action Progress window title updates when action is complete

Description Text Variables

As mentioned above, you can now use variables in the Set Description action and these variables will be expanded as AD Tidy performs the action on each individual account. The variables available are as follows:

%CURRENTDATE% – Today’s date

%CURRENTTIME% – The current time (HH:MM)

%ACCOUNTNAME% – The name of the computer or username of the user that AD Tidy is currently performing the action on

%LASTLOGON% – The date and logon of the last logon for the account that the action is currently being performed on

%ADMIN% – The username of the administrator running AD Tidy and performing this action

So for example you could use the Multiple Actions feature to disable some users and also set the description to the following to explain when and why they were disabled:

Disabled on %CURRENTDATE% by %ADMIN% as last logon was %LASTLOGON%

This would set the descriptions to “Disable on 22/04/2011 by cjwadmin as last logon was 20/01/2011” for example (but obviously the last logon could be different for each account).


As always I’m keen to hear any feedback you may have so send me an email or leave a comment.


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