TechEd Brazil 2011 – Quick Session: Microsoft Free Tools to help in diagnostics and troubleshooting (Part 2) ADTD ADMAP

(Active Directory Topology Diagrammer - ADTD)


At my quick session delivered at TechEd Brazil 2011 on last September I demonstrated how to use the Active Directory Topology Diagrammer (ADTD) tool aka ADMap.

The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using LDAP, and then automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or your Exchange Server topology. The diagrams may include domains, sites, servers, organizational units, DFS-R, administrative groups, routing groups and connectors and can be changed manually in Visio if needed.

Do you have a business' need to document your Active Directory's OU topology? Or the sub-nets? DFS-R? Domains?

Does your messaging's system based on Exchange Server became so complex in terms of routing? SMTP connectors? Remote AD sites with Exchange servers? So you need make some changes but it would be better take a 'photo' before? Thus a Visio's diagram automatically produced by ADTD will help a lot.

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 2000 Server, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit

- Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0
- Microsoft Office Visio 2003 or newer

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Below a sample of a Visio's diagram generated by ADTD for an Exchange's organization but with some additional features made by MBSA's Add-in and minor manual changes. I'll explain how to use it on a future post so stay tuned!




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