NetTools is a free Active Directory troubleshooting tool, which provides the ability to troubleshoot, query, report and update Active Directory and other LDAP based directories.  It includes over 90 different features to help with AD troubleshooting, including a powerful and feature rich LDAP client with over 280 predefined LDAP queries.

Some of the features in NetTools


NetTools is a single executable that doesn't require any installation, which makes it ideal for field based troubleshooting.


Options for viewing and troubleshooting Active Directory permissions. Including comparing permissions, and displaying effective permissions.


Options include AD Site Browser, overlapping subnets, DC lists, site coverage, IP address allocation


Capability to test and view AD Replication, Replication Queues, Replication Cursors, Meta Data, and DirSync


View Kerberos tickets, test SPN registrations, Identify token bloat issues, SID History management, Sessions, User Rights and more


Group management, view server's local group membership, check for infinite loops, group compare


GPO Explorer allows you to view policies, settings, WMI filters, and policy allocations in the domain


A couple to NetEnum functions to display user and server information


A feature rich and powerful LDAP Client, LDAP Browser, and compare LDAP Objects, over 280 predefined LDAP Queries


The ability to browser the AD Schema and structure, view schema update history, and AD & Exchange schema versions


A number of options to test name resolution, include DcGetDCName, and test common AD ports are open or blocked


A number of options to display HTTP headers, Geo IP, Trace Route, Ping, WhoIs, URL and UNC Checkers


Options to display the details of the trusts that exist in the AD forest


User search, troubleshooting for locked accounts, Org structure, and the history of groups changes for a user


A number of additional features, Windows error codes, ASN.1 Viewer, Base64 and time converters, SID Name resolver and AdminSDProp reporter.