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Is there a tool to disable inactive user accounts for only a certain amount of time?

I'm looking for a tool to manage our large volume of Windows NT/2000 user accounts. Is there a tool that would allow me to automatically disable/lock or delete accounts which are inactive for a certain number or day/weeks/months?
There are quite a few products that allow third-party management of NT/2000 user accounts; UserManagemeNT Suite ( http://www.tools4ever.com/products/usermanagement/) is one such product. Another way to do this would be to write a Windows Script in VBScript that polls Active Directory regularly for information about users and locks accounts that have not been logged in for some time.
This was last published in December 2003

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