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dsget group piped to dsget user gives an error on groups in the group

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I need to find all usernames and display names in a group.
C:\>dsget group "CN=thegroup,OU=firstfloor,DC=company,DC=com" -members -expand | dsget user -samid -display
It works but if theres a group inside the group i get an error:
"dsget failed:CN=office,OU=groups,OU=department2,DC=server34,DC=company,DC=com:T
he object class of the target does not match the one specified on the command li
ne."

I think i get this error because one of the members in the group is a group..but isnt there any way of only getting the users?
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I don't know of a way to do this using DSGET, though you could append a -c switch to the end to continue in spite of the errors.

You might have to use vbscript, with something like this as a starting point:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/qanda/apr05/hey0419.mspx
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by:Henrik Johansson
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The error occurs when "dsget user" is used on group-objects. The -c switch is neaded to continue when error occurs, but the error message will still be displayed if not using 2>nul to throuw away stderr

C:\>dsget group "CN=thegroup,OU=firstfloor,DC=company,DC=com" -members -expand | dsget user -samid -display -c 2>nul


Another solution that can be used when the groups are located in dedicated OUs is to pipe the result through find-command to exclude those lines before using "dsget user".

C:\>dsget group "CN=thegroup,OU=firstfloor,DC=company,DC=com" -members -expand | find /i /v "ou=group" | dsget user -samid -display
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by:farhankazi
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Try this:

DSQuery * -Filter "(&(objectCategory=Person)(objectClass=User)(memberOf=CN=thegroup,OU=firstfloor,DC=company,DC=com))" -Attr samAccountName displayName

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by:peterBang
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C:\>dsget group "CN=thegroup,OU=firstfloor,DC=company,DC=com" -members -expand | find /i /v "ou=group" | dsget user -samid -display

It doesn't works, it's displays "FIND: Format incorrect parameter"


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