Getting AD Group memebrship from just a username

hOw can I get a user's AD group membership form just his username. All the scripts I have seen require a full LDAP name and in the situation I am in I shan't know which OU a user is a member of.
LVL 1
cescentmanAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

star_trekCommented:
You can get the LDAP name from the username. To do that:

First you will get the distinguished name of the user: For that you have to write the function

Public Function UserNameDN(sUserName)
     set oRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://rootDSE")
   Set oConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
   oConnection.Open "Provider=ADsDSOObject;"
   Set oCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
   oCommand.ActiveConnection = oConnection
   oCommand.CommandText = "<LDAP://" & oRootDSE.get("defaultNamingContext") & ">;(&(objectCategory=User)(samAccountName=" & _
              sUserName & "));distinguishedName;subtree"
   Set oRecordSet = oCommand.Execute
      
        UserNameDN = oRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName")
          
        If Err <> 0 Then
          outFile.WriteLine "There was an error getting the DN for " & strUser & "." & "    " & Err.Num
          strBadCount = strBadCount + 1
        End If
        Err.Clear
        On error Goto 0


And after you find the DN name the LDAP name would be
LDAP://DC Name/UserNameDN
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
TheCleanerCommented:
Use dsquery and dsget:

dsquery user -name USERNAME | dsget user -memberof

the only variable is USERNAME...put in the username of the person you want.  So for Joe Smith:

dsquery user -name "Joe Smith" | dsget user -memberof
0
cescentmanAuthor Commented:
Thanks
0
TheCleanerCommented:
Welcome.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.