A client computer runs a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) simple bind operation against a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller. The logon process does not update the lastLogon attribute in the Active Directory directory service schema of the domain controller. However, the lastLogonTimestamp attribute is updated.
The lastLogon attribute reflects the last interactive logon, not the last network-based logon. The lastLogonTimestamp attribute reflects simple bind operations and NTLM network-based logons. This behavior enables stale account cleanup in Active Directory without affecting LDAP client authentication that uses only simple bind operations.
To resolve the problem, switch the domain to the Windows 2003 Domain Mode. Then, you can use the lastLogonTimestamp attribute.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the lastLogonTimestamp attribute, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
886705 A network logon that uses NTLM authentication does not update the lastLogonTimestamp attribute in the Active Directory schema of a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller
To display all domain users who have been inactive for 10 weeks or more, type the following command at a command prompt:
DSQUery.exe user inactive 10
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems