Additional Account Info - Acctinfo.dll
Introduction to Additional Account Info
What Acctinfo.dll does for you is expose more properties in ADUC (Active Directory Users and Computers), for example lastLogon and Password Expires. Specifically, with this add-on you get an extra tab in ADUC called Additional Account Info.
What led me to discover this treasure called acctinfo.dll was research into an LDAP property called lastLogon. The reason that I have not used acctinfo.dll previously is that whenever I need to investigate such hidden Active Directory attributes, I launch ADSI Edit.
Topics for Additional Account Info
Our mission is to add an extra tab to ADUC (Active Directory Users and Computers). Amongst the extra information on this tab is, the lastLogon time, UserAccountControl value and Bad Password Count.
All we need to display this extra information is to obtain a dynamic link-library file called acctinfo.dll, copy it to the correct folder and then register the service. Here are detailed instructions to achieve our mission:
This is how to get the Active Directory additional account info tab.
Learning Points for Acctinfo.dll
Note 1: My information is that you need to install acctinfo on the machine where you execute the ADUC snap-in.
Note 2: In line with modern best practice, once you have registered acctinfo, there is no need to reboot your server.
Note 3: If you wish to remove the Additional Account Info tab, open a Run dialog box and then type:
Note 4: Acctinfo is supplied free by Microsoft.
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How to Remove Acctinfo
You can remove Acctinfo.dll by calling for Regedit. Using the command-line, or PowerShell, run this instruction:
regsvr32 /u %systemroot%\system32\acctinfo.dll
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Acctinfo not only gives extra information about the last time a user logged on, but also 'Bad Password count' and the 'UserAccountControl value'. Download and install acctinfo.dll and thus get the extra tab to see what your users have been doing.
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