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Need to view users in an OU within Active Directory.

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Anyone know a quick and easy way to view all the users in a OU.  I tried using CSVDE but the txt file came out pretty garbled?

I tried finding step by step instructions, but nothing came up.

Thanks,
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Sorry if this sounds obvious but why dont you use the Active Directory AD mmc snap in?
-Jaggie
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No I'm trying to give a list to our secretary.  So hopefully I could export it into a spreadsheet or something like that.

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Hi yoyoma788,

Below is a quick VB script to do what you want. It just echos out all of the users in the OU that you have selected in the varibales section at the top. If you want some help writing out to a file then give me a shout.

Just create a text file and name it ConnectToTheAD.vbs => copy and paste the script in there and edit the varibles. Run it from the command prompt with cscript.

Tell me how it goes....
-Jaggie
'Constants

Const ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE = 2

Const adUseClient = 3
 
 

'Variables Here

OU = "YOUR OU HERE" 'Enter your OU here

strDNC = "DC=YOUR DOMAIN,DC=HERE" ' Enter your AD root here

FindWhat = "user" ' Change to either user or computer to find either users or computer in the AD

'End Variables
 

	Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

    Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")

    objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"

    objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"

 

    Set objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection

	

	Set objStdOut = WScript.StdOut
 

'=================================================Main Routine Start ===============================================
 

Call QueryTheAD 'Get List from the AD
 

'=================================================Main Routine End ===============================================
 

Sub QueryTheAD

  objCommand.CommandText = "Select Name, Location from 'LDAP://" &  strDNC & "' " & "Where objectClass='"& FindWhat & "'"

  objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000

  objCommand.Properties("Searchscope") = ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE

  objCommand.Properties("Sort on") = "Name"

  Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute
 

    Do Until objRecordSet.EOF

    	MachineCount = MachineCount + 1 

    	strComputer = objRecordSet.Fields("Name").Value

    		WScript.Echo strComputer

    	objRecordSet.MoveNext

    Loop	  	

End Sub

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I'll give it a shot.  Thanks for the post.
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