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AD Tidy Free Edition (Install)

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To install AD Tidy Free Edition (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade AD Tidy Free Edition (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall AD Tidy Free Edition (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade ad-tidy-free -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ad-tidy-free -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure ad-tidy-free installed
    name: ad-tidy-free
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ad-tidy-free' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ad-tidy-free,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ad-tidy-free
   Name     = 'ad-tidy-free'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ad-tidy-free':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ad-tidy-free version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 14 Nov 2016.


Screenshot of AD Tidy

Identify and clean up inactive user and computer accounts in your Active Directory domain

Search your Active Directory domain for user/computer accounts that are no longer in use by filtering based on last logon time, DNS record timestamp, and much more. You can then perform a number of actions on the accounts that were found - such as moving them to another OU, disabling them, setting a random password, removing them from all groups, and much more.


  • Report on both user and computer accounts
  • Search entire domain or select a specific OU
  • Multi-domain friendly - specify any domain and optionally use alternate credentials to connect to it
  • Get account last logon information from all DCs or select specific DCs (using either lastLogon attribute or lastLogonTimeStamp attribute)
  • Choose to only find accounts that have not logged on for a specified number of days
  • Confirm whether or not computer accounts are still active by using the Ping test and DNS record timestamp check
  • Powerful filtering capabilities let you filter results accounts based on name, group membership, expiration date, LDAP attribute, and more
  • Export report results to CSV or Excel XLSX file
  • Save report settings to file so that you can reload them whenever you want or share them with colleagues
  • Option to reverse actions that were previously performed (Standard Edition only)
  • Command line support and Automated Rules allow for automation of account clean up tasks (Standard Edition only)

For any accounts that are found in the report, you can perform one or more of the following actions:

  • Disable
  • Delete
  • Move To Another OU
  • Set Description
  • Set Expiration Date
  • Add To Group
  • Remove From Group
  • Remove From All Groups
  • Hide From Exchange Address Lists
  • Delete home drive
  • Clear LDAP Attribute Value
  • Run External Script
  • Set Random Password
  • Disable OWA
  • Set Password To Never Expire

You can also combine any of these actions into an Action Sequence to speed up common clean up tasks such as disabling accounts and moving them to another OU at the same time. Action sequences can be performed manually on any selected accounts, or by automated rules and command line scripts.

PACKAGING NOTE: Uninstall through Control Panel.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName   = 'ad-tidy-free' 
$toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url           = ''
$checksum      = '5E32C0FF305F5432AEA62210C60D601620038E0596248583E1118F61F585D45A'
$silentArgs    = '/quiet /norestart'
$validExitCodes= @(0)
$fileLocation  = "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\$packageName\tools\ADTidyFreeInstaller.exe"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'ZIP' 
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs 

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  file          = $fileLocation
  silentArgs    = $silentArgs
  validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  softwareName  = 'AD Tidy Free Edition*'
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\$packageName\tools\ADTidyFreeInstaller.exe"

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