Release Notes

Release notes for the Active Directory Pro Toolkit

1.4.24 (5-22-2023)

  • Group membership report tool crash – fixed
  • Local Admins Report Tool – Added support for nested groups

1.4.23 (5-14-2023)

  • Group reports added to the scheduler
  • Fixed issue with deleting users with leaf objects.
  • Bulk User Updater Tool – Add support for msExchMailboxGuid attribute
  • Added group column to Admins with old passwords report
  • Fixed Password Never Expires report column.

1.4.22 (5-5-2023)

  • Fixed memory usage issue with the ADToolkitService.exe Windows Service.
  • Check for updates – Toolkit will now check for updates when starting. You can choose to upgrade or cancel the upgrade.
  • Added tool to delete users from CSV.
  • Added computer reports to the scheduler.

1.4.20 (4-27-2023)

  • Export to CSV encoding changed to UTF-8
  • User Export tool – Changed proxyAddresses separator from semicolon to a coma.
  • Added column to schedular – This allows you to change the columns when using the scheduler.
  • AD Health Monitor – Added event logs to the export.

1.4.19 (3-20-2023)

  • Email settings – Fixed a bug when selecting None for Authentication Type.

1.4.18 (3-20-2023)

  • Fixed UAC prompt issue
  • Fixed an issue with the scheduler not displaying the status for failures.

1.4.17 (3-15-2023)

  • Added account options to bulk user updater
    • Change password at next logon
    • User cannot change password
    • Account Status

1.4.16 (3-6-2023)

  • Updated group management template
  • User Import – Fixed the import option “Name: LastName, FirstName” when the middle initial is included in the csv template.
    • Format with middle initial -> Warner, Mark i.
  • Added attributes “ms-Mcs-AdmPwd” and “ms-Mcs-AdmPwdExpirationTime” to computer reports
  • Service Accounts Report tool – If using the Fine Services Running As option sometimes computers would report unable to connect. This has been resolved.

1.4.15 (3-5-2023)

  • Updated the Import OU & Group templates
  • Added all user reports to the scheduler. First, select the category then the report.


  • Update existing proxyAddress fixed – The bulk updater tool was incorrectly updating existing proxyAddresses, this has been fixed.
  • NTFS Permissions Reporter – It was not reporting the ApliesTo correctly, this has been fixed.
  • Group Import Tool – The SamAccountName was being named incorrectly, this has been fixed.


  • Export Users Tool – Modified the default attributes to include OU, memberof, and userPrincipalName.
  • Changed the sidebar menu order
  • Scheduler – Changed weeks on wording to “Days of the Week”
  • Change the Mail Settings icon color
  • Scheduler – Removed the option of recur 0 days. This was causing an issue when set.
  • Users with home directory report fixed
  • Added Imports OU Tool
  • Added Import Groups Tools

1.4.12 (2-24-2023)

  • Scheduler Changes –
    • Added health check monitor
    • Added several user reports to the scheduler
  • Display issue with User Import & Group Management – When the screen was maximized the top boxes would expand too big.

1.4.11 (2-18-2023)

  • User Bulk Import & Updater – Fixed issue processing the built in CSV templates.
  • Search Issue – The search option under multiple tools was randomly causing the app to crash. This has been fixed.
  • Scheduler Changes:
    • Changed this to a wizard to better support multiple tools.
    • Added some user reports – More coming soon
    • Added email support – You can now schedule email reports. None, Basic and Oauth authenticate types supported.


  • UAC support added

1.4.9 (1-25-2023)

  • Fixed documentation link
  • Fixed CSV Header CheatSheet link
  • Added domain users to user export and group report tools. (The domain user group was filtered out in previous versions)

1.4.8 (1-19-2023)

  • License expiration issue – There was a configuration issue that caused the toolkit to expire after 30 days. This has been resolved.
  • Schedular limited to 10 objects. – This was due to the service not being able to access the license file. To resolve this the license file has been moved to the ProgramData folder.
  • Schedular time issue – Run time and next run time were not running on scheduled time. This has been resolved.
  • Health Monitor Report issue – When two domain controllers are selected the 2nd DC failed report was not clickable. This has been resolved.
  • Health Monitor event log changes – Changed grid layout, added Event ID and logs can now be searched.
  • User export tool samaccountname – This attribute has been added as a default attribute.
  • Reports – Users – Locked Users – This report was not working, it has been resolved.
  • AD Cleanup Move Window – When clicking the move button the pop up window now matches the style of the other pop up windows.
  • Select OU or Group Field – On any tool that has the Select OU or Group field you can now manually enter the distinguishedName path. You can still click browse but for very large environments the browse option may be too slow.
  • Log File Page – Changed the log file page to open the logs files in notepad. Also, added a download button. It was becoming difficult to try and log every error and also display them in a grid, it was requiring constant tweaks to be made. The log file is easy to read and will make support much easier.

Just click the button and the log file will open in notepad.

1.4.6 (12-29-2022)

  • Added logging for task schedular – Logging for the task schedular is adtoolkitservice.log file in folder C:\ProgramData\ActiveDirectoryPro\AD Pro Toolkit\Logs.
  • Added 8 security reports. Reports -> Security
  • User bulk Updater – Set the tool to ignore the distinguishedName column if present in the CSV. This column is not needed when updating accounts and will cause the tool to log errors.

1.4.5 (12-26-2022)

  • Added task schedular for User Bulk Updater – The user bulk updater can now run on a schedule. See the documentation for more details.

1.4.4 (12-20-2022)

  • User Export Tool – Changed the memberOf format to display the group name instead of distinguishedName.
  • User Bulk Updater Tool – You can now bulk update group membership by adding the memberof column. Add multiple groups by separating them with a comma.
  • Group Management Tool – Changed this tool to the memberof format.
  • Note: The three above changes are so the memberof is in the same format for all tools. You can now export group membership using the “User Export Tool” and use the same csv to update group membership with the “Bulk User Updater Tool”.
  • Bug Fixes
    • User Bulk Updater would crash if the tool was selected from the top menu. This has been resolved.

1.4.3 (12-18-2022)

  • Enhancements
    1. Added the msExchHideFromAddressLists attribute. You can now export this attribute and bulk update it.

1.4.2 (12-13-2022)

  • Enhancements
    1. Added 18 group policy reports
    2. Fixed log format issue with bulk import tool.

1.4 (12-1-2022)

  • Enhancements:
    1. Updated GUI Interface
    2. Added over 200 Active Directory Reports
  • Requires a license file to be activated. The license file will be emailed to you when the purchase is complete.
Screenshot of version 1.4. Updated interface and added reports.

1.3.20 (10-8-2022)

  • Bug Fixes:
    1. When exporting a CSV it did not show existing files, this is now fixed.
    2. The OU list was random at times, resolved.
    3. Group reports search option was broken, resolved.
    4. ProxyAddresses now export with a comma.
  • Enhancements:
    1. Columns now auto adjust the width.
    2. User Bulk Updater – By popular request, you can now update existing user’s proxyAddresses. See the video below for details.

1.3.19 (9-11-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    1. User Export Tool – Fixed an issue with proxyaddresses not displaying if the account had a single address.
  • Enhancements
    1. Bulk Importer – Creates home folder if set in the CSV.
    2. Logs moved to a bottom window. This will make it easier to view the logs while the tools are running.
    3. Added progress bar to bottom left. This will display when a tool is running.
    4. NTFS Report – Performance improvement, this tool runs 100x times faster now.
    5. Bulk importer and updater will detect incorrectly formatted CSV. Some countries default to a semicolon for CSV delimiter, this formats the csv incorrectly. You will get a popup message if detected.

1.3.18 (7-30-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    1. NTFS Permissions – Tree view was not showing all subfolders – this has been fixed.
  • Enhancements
    1. NTFS Permissions – Color-coded directory rights and added icons to the type column.

1.3.17 (7-21-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    1. Local Admin Report – Was not displaying accounts that had a . in the name, this has been fixed.
  • Enhancements
    1. Renamed Local Group Management to Local Admin Report
    2. Local Admin Report Tool – Filters on local administrator group by default.
    3. Uptime Tool – Added status for computers that do not connect
    4. UI changes – Moved search options under search area instead of actions.
    5. Added “Open Log Folder” to the log manager. This will make quick access to the log file.
    6. AD Cleanup tool – removed $ from computer displayname

1.3.16 (7-8-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    1. NTFS Permissions Report – No results when folder owner shows as SID, this has been fixed.
  • Enhancements
    1. Added employeetype attribute to Attribute Selector
    2. Added search to the following tools: AD Cleanup, User Export, Local Group Management, Last Logon Report, Uptime, and Service Accounts Report.
    3. Added initials to name for Bulk Import tool
    4. The bulk updater can now run on a schedule.

5. New tool (Service Accounts Report) – Get a list of scheduled tasks and running services from remote computers.

1.3.15 (5-1-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Group Membership Report – Fixed issue with status always showing running when selecting an empty group or OU
    • Browse OU or Group – When browsing for an OU or group you could edit the object type. This has been disabled.
    • Fixed display issues with last Logon report and AD Health Monitor
    • The active tool would not remain highlighed when clicking on the right screen, this is fixed and the active tool remains highlighted.
  • Enhancements
    • Added search option to group membership report.
    • Added event logs to AD Health Monitor tool. This will collect the warnings, errors and critical events from the Application, Security, System, Active Directory Web Services, Directory Services and DNS event logs for the past 24 hours.

New search option for group membership report. This will let you search for groups on keywords.

1.3.14 (4-18-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    • AD Cleanup Tool disable button was not working, this has been fixed.
    • Group Membership report tool was missing group from the objectclass column, fixed.
  • Enhancements
    • Added OU path to user export tool

1.3.13 (3-19-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Bulk import now supports DN name for memberOf. This fixes an issue with exporting and importing users.
    • NTFS permissions grid view export was blank. This has been fixed.
    • Sorting issues have been resolved with all tools.
  • Enhancements
    • Added several new user fields to the AD Cleanup, User Export, Group Membership Report and last logon reporter.
    • New attribute selector interface for the AD Cleanup, User Export, Group Membership Report and last logon reporter tools.
    • Auto saves user attribute selections
New attribute selector in version 1.3.13

1.3.12 (2-8-2022)

  • Bug Fixes
    • AD Health Monitor – DNS was reporting incorrectly, this has been fixed
    • AD Health Monitor – Clicking on a failed service only showed 1 domain controller, it has been fixed to show the error port for multiple DCs.
  • Enhancements
    • Added computers to the group membership report
    • Modified the GUI on the AD health Monitor tool to make it easier to use. Also added an export button to export the report.

1.3.10 (1-1-2021)

  • Bug Fixes
    • AD Health Monitor – Fixed issue with tool running commands on form load. Also, added a popup message if settings are not configurd.
    • AD Health Monitor – Due to recent windows updates Windows 2012 server will need WMF 5.1 installed for this tool to work correctly. This is a Microsoft driver that can be download on this page.
    • Bulk Updater – Fixed issue with no updating telephoneNumber attribute with leading 0. The updater will now updater the telephoneNumber when the number starts with a 0.
  • Enhancements
    • AD Cleanup Tool – increased no logons to display up to 365 days (it was limited to 100 days)

1.3.7 (11-14-2021)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Scroll issue resolved with unlock tool
    • Fixed cancel button with last logon report tool
    • Fixed lockout time with unlock tool
    • Fixed speed issue with unlock tool
  • Enhancements
    • Added new tool “Local Group Management” – this tool will inventory group membership on remote computers. This is a great way to find who has local administrator rights
    • Added field to Last Logon Report to show users that have no logon history
    • Modified the advanced search for the user unlock tool to display multiple events from the domain controllers to help find the source of account lockouts. This works much faster and provides more information on bad authentication attempts and lockouts.
    • Added additional fields to the NTFS tool
    • AD Health Monitor can now be ran from a remote computer that has the RSAT tool installed. Previous versions required the tools to be installed on the domain controller. You can now run it on a Windows 10 or other remote computer.

1.3.4 (10-8-2021)

  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed display issue with the domain connection info in ribbon menu
    • Fixed last logon reporter not working running as a 2nd administrator
    • Fixed application crash with new browser for OU items
    • Fixed AD Health Monitor dcdiag detect issue
  • Enhancements
    • Moved actions for group membership update tool
    • Small GUI change for the bulk import, updater and group updater to make them more consistent
    • Add popup notification to health monitor tool
    • Changed searched scope options for AD cleanup, user export, group report and last logon tool.

1.3.1 (9-18-2021)

  • Enhancements
    • Add domain connection info to ribbon menu
    • Update desktop icon
    • Added advanced and fast search option to user unlock tool
    • Added icons to AD Cleanup tool action buttons
    • Add running indicator to all screens
    • Change isEnabled column to status for AD Cleanup tool
    • Fixed last logon report date
    • Added pop up notfication for missing fields and adds to log
    • Fix table when adding additional fields