Active Directory Reports Professional

How to Exclude Domain Controllers from scanning


To run a report that contains not replicated attributes, every domain controller within a given domain should be scanned to provide accurate results. However, there are some situations when you want to exclude certain specific domain controllers from scanning.
Using our Active Directory Reports you can select what domain controllers should be scanned.

On a Forest tab when you select a domain from the domain list, AD Reports loads a list of all available domain controllers for the selected domain.

Domain Controllers for the selected domain

If for some reason AD Reports is not able to read a particular domain controller's attributes, it will not be listed in the Domain Controllers list for the current domain. The error message will be displayed in the logger window, indicating that this DC will be automatically excluded from future scanning. This is done to improve performance for the reports with not replicated attributes and to avoid delays and timeouts for unreachable domain controllers.

AD Reports Logger Window

To exclude any recognized available domain controller from scanning, simply remove the check mark next to the desired controller name in the Domain Controllers list. By default all DCs are automatically selected.

As a note, whenever you select another domain, AD Reports will reload the list of all available (or readable) domain controllers for the selected domain.