Directory Scanner : Free Remote Directory Server Fingerprinting Tool |
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Directory Scanner is the FREE Directory Server fingerprinting tool. It can help you to remotely detect the type of Directory servers (such as Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory etc) running on the local network as well as Internet.

In addition to this, it can greatly help administrators to remotely keep tab on Directory Servers running in their network. At a time you can use it to scan  single or multiple systems in the network.

It can detect following popular Directory Servers

  • Novell eDirectory
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Open LDAP Directory
  • Sun One Directory
  • Netscape Directory
  • IBM Lotus Domino
  • Oracle Directory
  • OpenDS Directory

Directory Scanner works on wide range of platforms starting from Windows XP to new Windows 10.

  • Remotely detect type of Directory Servers in the network.
  • Auto detect popular Directory servers such asActive Directory, eDirectory, Open LDAP etc
  • Scan single or multiple servers on the network/Internet.
  • Ability to stop the scanning operation at any time.
  • Automatically remember and restore last settings
  • Save the directory scan report to HTML/XML/TEXT/CSV file
  • Support for local Installation & Un-installation.
Installation & Uninstallation
It comes with simple Instaler that helps you to install it locally on your system for regular usage. It has intuitive setup wizard which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.
At any point of time, you can uninstall the product using the Uninstaller located at following location (by default)
[Windows 32 bit]
C:\Program Files\SecurityXploded\DirectoryScanner

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\DirectoryScanner
Using Directory Scanner
Directory Scanner is GUI application which comes with simple interface and makes it easy to use even for beginners.

Here are simple steps

  • Launch DirectoryScanner on your system after installation.
  • Select single or network to scan for single or multiple systems.
  • Enter the start & end IP address of host. Note that only 'class C' network range is supported.
  • Next click on 'Start Scan' button to being the directory scanning operation.
  • It will scan and display the status as well as results in the list box as shown in the screenshot below.
  • At the end, you can save scan report to HTML/XML/Text/CSV file by clicking on 'Report' button and then select the type of file from the drop down box of 'Save File Dialog'.
Screenshot 1:  DirectoryScanner scanning and detecting few Open LDAP based directory servers on Internet.
Screenshot 2:  HTML based Directory scan report generated by DirectoryScanner
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This tool uses Novell - OpenLDAP SDK for the scanning operation.  My Special thanks to the SDK community for their constant support and ingenious work over the years.
Release History
Version 5.0 :  11th Dec 2016
Major 2016 edition support directory server scanning from Windows 10 platform. Also fixed auto resizing issue, added new installer.
Version 4.0 :  26th Jan 2015
Integrated Uninstaller into Windows Add/Remove Programs, now you can uninstall it in a standard way. Enhanced GUI interface with glowing icons. Also fixed few minor bugs.
Version 3.0 :  13th Feb 2014
New feature to generate Directory Scanning report in CSV (Comma-Seperated Values) File Format.
Version 2.5 :  9th Apr 2013
Fix for screen refresh problem during the directory scanning operation
Version 2.0 :  7th Oct 2012
Automatically remember and restore last settings. Support for detection of OpenDS Directory.
Version 1.5 :  12th Sep 2012
Generate directory scan report in XML/TEXT file. Improved user interface.
Version 1.0 :  15th Apr 2011
First public release of DirectoryScanner
FREE Download Directory Scanner v5.0

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10


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