Can LD read a specific field in an AD OU, so that I can query it?
We have a script that fills in the desciption field within our Computers OU, so we know who is currently running the machine. We have recently run a script against these OUs to change that description if the machine hasn't been logged into in 6 months or so, and disables the machine account.
I think it would be great if I could pick up that field within LANDesk and create a column based on it.
That way, I wouldn't have to go through old machines one-by-one. I could group them and delete them.
Not without scripting. Why don't you just change the DB retention (days to keep inventory scans) to whatever your threshold is e.g., 6 months to remove the devices automagically? Also rather than use the AD object you could use LANDesk's primary owner attribute or the script I wrote.