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AD Primary Group - LDAP problem

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I know how to take a users PrimaryGroupID and get the Primary Group that the user belongs to.  My problem is going the other way .... for example, taking the Domain Users group and trying to determine all users in that group (even the ones that have it set as their Primary Group).

What are some ways of doing this?  Is it something like getting all User objects in a Domain, then looping through all of them seeing which objects have that group set as their Primary group?
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Dim grp
Dim memberList
Dim member

Set grp = GetObject("WinNT://yourdomain/yourdomaingrpname")
Set memberList = grp.members
For Each member In memberList
  Debug.Print member.Name & "(" & member.Class & ")"
Next
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Bind to the group and get the value of the "primaryGroupToken" attribute.  Then execute a search for users where "primaryGroupID = primaryGroupTokenValue":

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Set objGroup = GetObject("LDAP://CN=Whatever,DC=domain,DC=com")
objGroup.GetInfoEx Array("primaryGroupToken"), 0
intToken = objGroup.Get("primaryGroupToken")

Set objCon = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objCmd = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")

objCon.Open "Provider=ADsDSOObject;"
Set objCmd.ActiveConnection = objCon

objCmd.CommandText = "SELECT sAMAccountName FROM 'LDAP://DC=domain,DC=com' WHERE " & _
    "objectCategory='person' AND objectClass='user' AND primaryGroupID='" & intToken & "'"

Set objRS = objCmd.Execute

Do While (Not objRS.EOF)
  WScript.Echo objRS("sAMAccountName")
  objRS.MoveNext
Loop
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