Solved

VB script to get the group name's description in Active Directory

Posted on 2008-06-24
5
1,808 Views
Last Modified: 2008-10-14
With the following code I can get the groups that belong to an OU. Now I would like to add some code to the one below so I can get the group's description. Any help will be very much appreciated.

strGroupDN = "GroupDN"
strSpaces = ""
set dicSeenGroupMember = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
Wscript.Echo "GROUP:"
Wscript.Echo ""
Wscript.Echo "MEMBERS:"
DisplayMembers "LDAP://" & strGroupDN, strSpaces, dicSeenGroupMember
Function DisplayMembers (strGroupADsPath, strSpaces, dicSeenGroupMember)
set objGroup = GetObject(strGroupADsPath)
for each objMember In objGroup.Members
Wscript.Echo strSpaces & objMember.Name
if objMember.Class = "group" then
if dicSeenGroupMember.Exists(objMember.ADsPath) then
Wscript.Echo strSpaces & "already seen group member" & _
"(stopping to avoid loop)"
else
dicSeenGroupMember.Add objMember.ADsPath, 1
DisplayMembers objMember.ADsPath, strSpaces & "  " , _
dicSeenGroupMember
end if
end if
next
End Function
0
Comment
Question by:kt2003
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:omgang
ID: 21856481
objGroup.Description

OM Gang
0
 

Author Comment

by:kt2003
ID: 21856524
omgang. Thank you for your quick response. I don't know much about VB script. Could you please write some code.
0
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
omgang earned 500 total points
ID: 21856547
Outputs Group name, Group e-mail addy & Group Description
OM Gang
Option Explicit
Dim strMember, strDNSDomain, strContainer, strPath, strFileName
Dim objGroup, objRootDSE, objParentOU, objFSO, objFile
Dim arrMemberOf
 
strContainer = "OU=Groups,OU=IT, "
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
strDNSDomain = objRootDSE.Get("DefaultNamingContext")
 
strPath = "C:\temp\"
strFileName = Trim(strContainer) & ".txt"
 
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strPath & strFileName)
 
Set objParentOU = GetObject("LDAP://"& strContainer & strDNSDomain)
objParentOU.Filter = Array("Group")
 
For Each objGroup in objParentOU
      objFile.WriteLine objGroup.CN & "|" & objGroup.Mail & "|" & objGroup.Description
Next
 
WScript.echo "Completed.  See output file " & strPath & strFileName
 
WScript.Quit
 
objFile.Close
 
Set objFile = Nothing
Set objGroup = Nothing
Set objParentOU = Nothing
Set objFSO = Nothing
Set objRootDSE = Nothing

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:kt2003
ID: 21856657
omgang, could please integrate the objGroup.Description with the code that I wrote? Many thanks in advance.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kt2003
ID: 21856902
omgang. It is ok. I have already changed the script and it is working.
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Learn How Hackers Steal Your Credentials

Do You Know How Hackers Steal Your Credentials? Join us and Skyport Systems to learn how hackers steal your credentials and why Active Directory must be secure to stop them. Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 A.M. PDT

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Welcome back!  My apologies for taking so long to write part two of this series; it's been a long time coming!  As I promised in Part 1, this article will focus on how to locate those elusive AD properties that you are searching for.  Why is this us…
This script will sweep a range of IP addresses (class c only, 255.255.255.0) and report to a log the version of office installed. What it does: 1.)      Creates log file in the directory the script is run from (if it doesn't already exist) 2.)      Sweep…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question