Active Directory Duplicate Finder tool
Get Duplicates is a Powershell utility that is useful for administrators to identify duplicate entries for Active Directory attribute(s) in the domain. Duplicate entries are listed out on a convenient interface which helps administrators to ensure a duplicate free Active Directory.
Pre-requisites to using the tool:
- There must be a connection to the Domain on which LDAP query is used.
How to get Duplicate AD attributes using 'Duplicates Identifier' tool?
- Click on Get Duplicates (Under AD User Reports)
- Select the Domain
- Select any of 'sn','giveName', 'displayName', 'userPrincipalName' for which duplicates are to be reported.
- Click on Get Duplicates.
This lists the duplicates for the selected attribute.
Note: The ‘Advanced’ button will help you generate results for more attribute in the Domain in accordance with the user’s query.
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Run 'Get Duplicate Tool' using Powershell:
- The 'Get Duplicates Tool'' can also be run as a PowerShell cmdlet by executing the below command on a command prompt.
'add-PSSnapin 'GetDuplicates' followed by 'Get-GetDuplicates'.