I made the original version of this tool a while ago and it was made very quickly just as a favour for someone that wanted something simple that could show them the members of the local Administrators group on several remote computers. Today I finally got chance to update and improve it.
This tool can be downloaded for free from my website here: Get Local Administrators
The full list of changes between this and the original version can be found here, but the most noticeable change will be the redesigned user interface.
It is still intended to be simple and easy to use, so all you need to do is enter the names of the computers you want to query (or import them from an OU in Active Directory, or from a text file) and then run the report. The program will then query each computer remotely and show you the members of the Administrators group on each of them. You will also see any members of nested groups within the Administrators group (although you can now turn this option off if you only want to see the direct members). The results can then be exported to CSV file or HTML file with the click of a button.
Like I said, when I first made this tool it was just a favour for someone that wanted a GUI alternative to all the scripts and command line tools that can get this kind of information. I wasn’t really even planning on putting it on my website for other people to use, but then I thought even if only a few people download it and it helps them out then its still worth putting it up there. I’ve been surprised how many people do use it, so I decided it was time to update it and make it more in line with the look and feel of my other applications (as well as adding a few new features).
Anyway, hope it continues to be useful to people and I’ll be posting another blog post about my latest project very soon.