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Find users who have the same contacts from ADS

Posted on 2007-12-01
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We have many users and many contacts that we have the same.Is there a way a script can get only users and contacts that has the same names from the ADS.With the descriptions to a file.

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Sharath
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by:cup
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Please correct me if I'm wrong: I'm not sure about what you're asking or saying.

1) You have many users
2) You have many contacts
3) Some of the users and contacts are the same
4) There is something called the ADS which presumably has some details about the users and contacts.
5) You want to get the users and contacts that have the same name, look them up in the ADS and dump them into a file.

Is that a fair analysis of what you're trying to achieve?  If not, could you please explain what you really want.

Is ADS the Automated Deployment Service for Windows 2003 or is it something completely different?
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by:bsharath
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You are right but i just want to find users and contacts that have the same Fullname (Displayname)
Any way to get just the users that have contacts and user names the same.
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by:cup
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Where are the users and contacts stored?  Is it somewhere in a file or database or do they just login into the system and their id is on some global server.

What is ADS?
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by:bsharath
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The users and contacts are stored in ADS (Active Directory)
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by:RobSampson
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Sharath, try this script:

'====================
If Right(LCase(WScript.FullName), 11) = "wscript.exe" Then
      Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      objShell.Run "cmd /k cscript """ & WScript.ScriptFullName & """", 1, False
      Set objShell = Nothing
      WScript.Quit
End If

Set adoCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set adoConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
adoConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
adoConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
adoCommand.ActiveConnection = adoConnection

 ' Search entire Active Directory domain.
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")

strDNSDomain = objRootDSE.Get("defaultNamingContext")
'strOUPath = "ou=users,ou=TestOU,"
strOUPath = ""
strBase = "<LDAP://" & strOUPath & strDNSDomain & ">"

strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=contact))"
'(profilePath=" & strOldPath & "*)
'strFilter = "(&(objectClass=computer)(cn=" & strComputer & "))"

' Comma delimited list of attribute values to retrieve.
'strAttributes = "sAMAccountName,cn"
strAttributes = "displayName, distinguishedName"

' Construct the LDAP syntax query.
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
adoCommand.CommandText = strQuery
adoCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 100
adoCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
adoCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False

' Run the query for contacts
Set adoContactsRecordset = adoCommand.Execute

' Enumerate the resulting recordset.
Do Until adoContactsRecordset.EOF
      ' Retrieve values and display.
      strContactName = adoContactsRecordset.Fields("displayName").Value
      strContactDN = adoContactsRecordset.Fields("distinguishedName").Value
      WScript.Echo "Checking Contact: " & strContactName & ": " & strContactDN

      'Change and run the query for user accounts
      strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(displayName=" & strContactName & "))"
      strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
      adoCommand.CommandText = strQuery
      Set adoUsersRecordset = adoCommand.Execute

      Do Until adoUsersRecordset.EOF
            strUserName = adoUsersRecordset.Fields("displayName").Value
            strUserDN = adoUsersRecordset.Fields("distinguishedName").Value
            If LCase(strContactName) = LCase(strUserName) Then
                  WScript.Echo
                  WScript.Echo ">>> " & "CONTACT " & strContactName & ": " & strContactDN
                  WScript.Echo ">>> " & "USER    " & strUserName & ": " & strUserDN
                  WScript.Echo
            End If
            adoUsersRecordset.MoveNext
      Loop

      ' Move to the next record in the recordset.
      adoContactsRecordset.MoveNext
Loop

' Clean up.
adoContactsRecordset.Close
Set adoContactsRecordset = Nothing

adoConnection.Close

WScript.Echo
WScript.Echo "Done"
MsgBox "Done"
'====================

Regards,

Rob.
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by:bsharath
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Thanks Rob this works perfect.
How does the script nmatch the contacts and NTlogins?
Can i get the output to a file.
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RobSampson earned 2000 total points
ID: 20562342
It takes each full Display Name of each Contact object, then searches for a full Display Name from a User object that matches.

This will also output the same text to a file:

'=================
If Right(LCase(WScript.FullName), 11) = "wscript.exe" Then
      Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      objShell.Run "cmd /k cscript """ & WScript.ScriptFullName & """", 1, False
      Set objShell = Nothing
      WScript.Quit
End If

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strOutputFile = Replace(WScript.ScriptFullName, WScript.ScriptName, "") & "Contacts_With_Same_Display_Name_As_Users.txt"
Set objOutputFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strOutputFile, True)

Set adoCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set adoConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
adoConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
adoConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
adoCommand.ActiveConnection = adoConnection

 ' Search entire Active Directory domain.
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")

strDNSDomain = objRootDSE.Get("defaultNamingContext")
'strOUPath = "ou=users,ou=TestOU,"
strOUPath = ""
strBase = "<LDAP://" & strOUPath & strDNSDomain & ">"

strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=contact))"
'(profilePath=" & strOldPath & "*)
'strFilter = "(&(objectClass=computer)(cn=" & strComputer & "))"

' Comma delimited list of attribute values to retrieve.
'strAttributes = "sAMAccountName,cn"
strAttributes = "displayName, distinguishedName"

' Construct the LDAP syntax query.
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
adoCommand.CommandText = strQuery
adoCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 100
adoCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
adoCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False

' Run the query for contacts
Set adoContactsRecordset = adoCommand.Execute

' Enumerate the resulting recordset.
Do Until adoContactsRecordset.EOF
      ' Retrieve values and display.
      strContactName = adoContactsRecordset.Fields("displayName").Value
      strContactDN = adoContactsRecordset.Fields("distinguishedName").Value
      WScript.Echo "Checking Contact: " & strContactName & ": " & strContactDN

      'Change and run the query for user accounts
      strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(displayName=" & strContactName & "))"
      strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
      adoCommand.CommandText = strQuery
      Set adoUsersRecordset = adoCommand.Execute

      Do Until adoUsersRecordset.EOF
            strUserName = adoUsersRecordset.Fields("displayName").Value
            strUserDN = adoUsersRecordset.Fields("distinguishedName").Value
            If LCase(strContactName) = LCase(strUserName) Then
                  WScript.Echo
                  WScript.Echo ">>> " & "CONTACT " & strContactName & ": " & strContactDN
                  WScript.Echo ">>> " & "USER    " & strUserName & ": " & strUserDN
                  WScript.Echo
                  objOutputFile.WriteLine ""
                  objOutputFile.WriteLine ">>> " & "CONTACT " & strContactName & ": " & strContactDN
                  objOutputFile.WriteLine ">>> " & "USER    " & strUserName & ": " & strUserDN
                  objOutputFile.WriteLine ""
            End If
            adoUsersRecordset.MoveNext
      Loop

      ' Move to the next record in the recordset.
      adoContactsRecordset.MoveNext
Loop

' Clean up.
adoContactsRecordset.Close
Set adoContactsRecordset = Nothing

adoConnection.Close

objOutputFile.Close
Set objOutputFile = Nothing
Set objFSO = Nothing

WScript.Echo
WScript.Echo "Done"
MsgBox "Done"
'=================

Regards,

Rob.
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by:bsharath
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Excellent Rob....
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