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AdFind V01.51.00 Released–Happy Halloween! :)

by @ 1:00 am on 10/31/2017. Tags:
Filed under general, updates

I have released AdFind V01.51.00.

This release has a group of bug fixes and memory leaks that I found over the last couple of months related to the port/conversion to Visual Studio C++.

In addition I have added quite a few attributes to the list of decoded attributes including wellKnownObjects, dSASignature, several Exchange attributes, and msDS-TrustForestTrustInfo which I previously reported helped me find a bug in NETDOM.

I have worked to squeeze some more speed out of it for larger directory queries and around SID resolution which seems to be especially noticeable over slow VPN connections. If you ever resolve the SIDs in the tokengroups attribute you should find a considerable increase in performance. Using this daily I have seen very large tokengroups lists go from taking a couple of minutes to resolve over VPN to taking only seconds.

Kind of a funny item that I “fixed” that I never expected to get the email volume I have received was for the main ICON for the application. When I switched to Visual Studio the main ICON that was used for the executable in the past changed from the previous ICON (auto inserted by C++ Builder) to a generic application ICON. I have dug the main ICON out of V01.49.00 and added it to the application again so please no more emails about the missing ICON. Open-mouthed smile 

I have added several new switches including:

-ametanl, –vmetanl  : metadata switches to control how the output looks

-metamvcsv, -metamvcsva, –metamvcsvv  : switches to further control metadata output allowing you to specify which fields and outputs in MV CSV format.

-jsd, -jsdnl, -jsde, –jsdenl, -sddl+++/-sddc+++, –sddl3 : Security Descriptor decode switches.

-adminrootdse : Additional rootdse attributes that are only available to admins.

Added several shortcuts including:

cexplaces,caclnoinherit: Security Descriptor shortcuts (guess what I have been doing a lot of lately?)

structdmp/dump : Best effort dump of general AD container structure.

fgpps/psos : Dump Password Settings Objects

Get AdFind V01.51.00 at


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