VBS search for ou

Posted on 2007-12-03
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
Hi there
I have found this script cause I was searching for a script to search the ad for specific ou´s and return the path to a string.
This one searches only for users and I cant seem to find a script to search for ou´s.

My goal is to have a script that automatically discovers the ou, delivers it to a string and create the users in that ou. I have an ou in each AD that is named school, but the location in the AD´a are different.
So I´d like the script to search for an ou named school and deliver the path.
The rest of the script I have, so this is my only quarrel.
I hope the line
strADSQuery = "SELECT samAccountName, givenName, sn, AdsPath FROM 'LDAP:// " & _
strDefaultDomainNC & "' WHERE samAccountName = '" & strSearch & "'"
could be rewritten to suit my purpose as this would make it quite easy to finish the whole script.

Any help would be appreciated.

Option Explicit

On Error Resume Next

'Declare variables

Dim strSearch

Dim strAdsPath

Dim strServerName

Dim strDefaultDomainNC

Dim strADSQuery

Dim objQueryResultSet

Dim objADOConn

Dim objADOCommand

Dim objUser

Dim intCount

Const adStateOpen = 1

'Check for command line argument

If WScript.Arguments.Count < 1 Then

Do While strSearch = ""

'Prompt for search criteria

strSearch = InputBox("Please specify the search criteria", "Search AD")

'If no input...Check if user wants to exit

'If user selects Yes then exit.

If strSearch = "" Then If MsgBox("Do you wish to cancel ?", 36, _

"Search AD") = 6 Then Call Cleanup(1)



'Use search criteria specified on the command line

strSearch = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)

End If

If strSearch = "/?" Then Call ShowUsage

'Get the local Computer Name

strServerName = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network").ComputerName

'Get the Default Domain Naming Context

strDefaultDomainNC = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE").Get("DefaultNamingContext")

If (IsEmpty(strDefaultDomainNC)) Then

Wscript.Echo("Error: Did not get the Default Naming Context")

Call Cleanup(2)

End If

'Dispaly Server Name and Default Naming Context

WScript.Echo("The Computer Name is: " & strServerName)

WScript.Echo("The Domain Naming Context is: " & strDefaultDomainNC)

'Set up the ADO connection required to implement the search.

Set objADOConn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

objADOConn.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"

'Connect using current user credentials

objADOConn.Open "Active Directory Provider"

'Code to demonstrate connecting using alternate credentials

'objADOConn.Open "", _

' "CN=Administrator,CN=Users," & strDefaultDomainNC, "password"

'Verify successful connection state

If objADOConn.State = adStateOpen Then

WScript.Echo("Authentication Successful!")


Wscript.Echo("Authentication Failed.")

Call Cleanup(3)

End If

Set objADOCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")

Set objADOCommand.ActiveConnection = objADOConn

'Format search criteria using SQL syntax

strADSQuery = "SELECT samAccountName, givenName, sn, AdsPath FROM 'LDAP:// " & _

strDefaultDomainNC & "' WHERE samAccountName = '" & strSearch & "'"

objADOCommand.CommandText = strADSQuery

'Execute the search

Set objQueryResultSet = objADOCommand.Execute

If (objQueryResultSet.EOF) Then

WScript.Echo("User " & strSearch & " was not found")

Call Cleanup(4)

End If

'Gather and echo some general information about the user

Wscript.Echo "Info for search criteria " & strSearch


intCount = 0

While Not objQueryResultSet.EOF

strAdsPath = objQueryResultSet.Fields("AdsPath")

WScript.Echo("The AdsPath is: " & strAdsPath)

intCount = intCount + 1




'This section is for informational purposes

'If a single user was returned, demonstrate binding to the user object

If intCount = 1 Then

Set objUser = GetObject(strAdsPath)

'Note: If an attribute is empty, the entire line will not echo

Wscript.Echo("sAMAccountName: " & objUser.Get("sAMAccountName"))

WScript.Echo("The Given Name is: " & objQueryResultSet.Fields("givenName"))

WScript.Echo("The Surname is: " & objQueryResultSet.Fields("sn"))

WScript.Echo("The AdsPath is: " & objQueryResultSet.Fields("AdsPath"))

Wscript.Echo("Description: " & objUser.Get("Description"))

Wscript.Echo("E-Mail: " & objUser.Get("mail"))

Set objUser = Nothing

End If

Call Cleanup (0)



' Sub ShowUsage()


' Purpose: Shows the correct usage to the user.


' Input: None


' Output: Help messages are displayed on screen.



Private Sub ShowUsage()

Call WScript.Echo(vbCrLf & _

"Script usage: cscript SearchDC.vbs search_criteria" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _

"Example 1: cscript SearchDC.vbs john" & vbCrLf & _

" Will search for and return a user named john." & vbCrLf & _

"Example 2: cscript SearchDC.vbs j*" & vbCrLf & _

" Will search for and return all users with a login" & vbCrLf & _

" name begining with j." & vbCrLf & _

"Example 3: cscript SearchDC.vbs *" & vbCrLf & _

" Will search for and return all user logins, groups" & vbCrLf & _

" and computer accounts." & vbCrLf & _

"Example 4: cscript SearchDC.vbs * > results.txt" & vbCrLf & _

" Will search for all user logins and computer accounts" & vbCrLf & _

" and return the results to a file named results.txt.")

Call Cleanup(0)

End Sub

'Sub Cleanup

' Purpose: Cleanup objects and exit

Sub Cleanup(intExitCode)

Set objADOConn = Nothing


End Sub

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Question by:Ducknaldi
1 Comment
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

chandru_sol earned 125 total points
ID: 20394674
Try this script for the OU search....

Save the script has HTA and it will give you the list of OU's

<SCRIPT Language="VBScript">

    Sub Window_onLoad

        On Error Resume Next

        Const ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE = 2

        Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

        Set objCommand =   CreateObject("ADODB.Command")

        objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"

        objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"

        Set objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection

        objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000

        objCommand.Properties("Searchscope") = ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE 

        objCommand.CommandText = _

            "SELECT Name, ADsPath FROM 'LDAP://dc=fabrikam,dc=com'" & _

                " WHERE objectCategory='organizationalUnit' ORDER BY Name"  

        Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute


        Do Until objRecordSet.EOF

            Set objOption = Document.createElement("OPTION")

            objOption.Text = objRecordSet.Fields("Name").Value

            objOption.Value = objRecordSet.Fields("ADsPath").Value




    End Sub

    Sub ShowOUPath

        Msgbox AvailableOUs.Value

    End Sub



    <select size="10" name="AvailableOUs" style="width:300"></select><p>

    <input id=runbutton type="button" value="Show OU Path" onClick="ShowOUPath">


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