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Wild Card for AD find

Posted on 2007-11-30
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I need to do a find in Active Directory for any user with an e-mail address on thier profile page that is in the X_XXXX@domina.com address. What is the wild cared character in the find funcuntion in AD? I tried * and % but they dont' return anything...
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Question by:kevlause
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* works for me....I went to Find...then went to Advanced Under fields I chose User --> Email-Address....then I left starts with and for the value...i used *@domina.com and it worked fine....of course i used a different domain name which I am on ...but it returned the correct results.
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by:farhankazi
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Try this:

Click Start -> Run -> Cmd.exe -> OK
DSQuery * -Filter "(mail=*@domain.com)" -Attr mail -L -Limit 0

** To save results in file:
DSQuery * -Filter "(mail=*@domain.com)" -Attr mail -L -Limit 0 >emails.txt

Hope this helps!
Farhan


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kevlause,

Up at the top of your find are you sure that you are in the correct folder in AD....do you have Entire Directory selected?

dis1931
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by:kevlause
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When it says starts with if you don't fill in the entir strings it craps out. *_*@domain.com worked...
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