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Problems with DSQUERY | DSMOVE command

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I am attempting to move disabled users from one ou to another using the following command and I keep getting an error.

dsquery user -disabled "ou=contractors,dc=company,dc=corp,dc=local" | dsmove -newparent "ou-disabled contractors,dc=company,dc=corp,dc=local"

dsmove failed:`CN=Smith\, John,OU=Contractors,DC=COMPANY,DC=Corp,DC=Local' is an unknown parameter.

It seems that dsmove is reading the "\" as a backslash instead of using it as an escape character. as required according to dsmove help.

Can someone explain to me how to correct this problem, or perhaps a better way of performing this task?
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Question by:Donald Barker
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No, that's simply a bug in dsmove; it won't read more than one line fom stdin.
Try the following workaround in a batch file (it will currently only echo the dsmove command; remove the capitalized ECHO to run it for real):

for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dsquery user -disabled "ou=contractors,dc=company,dc=corp,dc=local"') do (
  ECHO dsmove %%a -newparent "ou-disabled contractors,dc=company,dc=corp,dc=local"
)

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by:Farhan Kazi
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Try this:

Click Start -> Run -> Cmd.exe -> OK

FOR /F "delims=*" %u IN ('DSQuery User -disabled "ou=contractors,dc=company,dc=corp,dc=local"') DO @DSMove %u -NewParent "ou-disabled contractors,dc=company,dc=corp,dc=local"

Hope this helps!
Farhan
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by:Donald Barker
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Thanks oBda, very helpful.
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