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LDIFDE to export info to Text file

Hi,

I am trying to export information from Active Directory. the fields that I am after are Name, Username, containing OU (as we have AD split into Finance users, Support Users etc..), logon script.
I am trying to use LDIFDE to do this for me, using the command

ldifde -f search.ldf -s local.company.co.uk -d ou "Company Users", -r "(objectClass=user)"

and keep the following error message

Connecting to "local.company.co.uk"
Logging in as current user using SSPI
Exporting directory to search.ldf
Searching for entries
Writing out entries
No Entries found

The command has completed successfully

Can somebody please guide me in the right direction to get the info i need?

Many Thanks,
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
You have to specify full OU distinguished name (DN)
Like:

LDIFDE.exe -F C:\Search.ldf -S local.company.co.uk -D "OU=OUNameHere,DC=COMPANY,DC=CO,DC=UK" -R "(objectClass=user)"

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Lambino81Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply,

I have now tried this and it is better, but still not producing any results as yet.

Our AD structure is as follows.....

local.company.co.uk
         Company users
                     Head Office
                              Finance Users
                                           user1
                                           user2
                              Support Users
                              Other Users
                     Remote Sites
                               Remote Users 1
                               Remote Users 2

etc......

Do I need to point LDIFDE to each OU (sub OU?), in order to get a list of users? or is there a way of listing all Head office users, regardless of which sub OU they are in?

Thanks,
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
Yes, you need to point LDIFDE to "Head Office" OU.
To get exact OU name apply following statement on Command line (Start -> Run -> Cmd.exe -> OK)

DSQuery OU -Name "Head Office"

Above statement will provide you the exact OU name that you will specify in LDIFDE command.
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Lambino81Author Commented:
Hi farhankazi,

I am still struggling with the concept of this currently,  I ran the DSQuery, and from that put together the following LDIFDE statement.

ldifde -f search.ldf -s local.company.co.uk -d ou="Head Office",ou="Company Users",dc=company,dc=co,do=uk -r "(objectClass=user)"

This is still returning no entries, and as a result, I don't know what to do next.... Is it my filter that needs to be changed?

Thanks,
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
 ou="Head Office",ou="Company Users",dc=company,dc=co,do=uk
^      ^                   ^       ^                         ^                                           ^ --- Wrong

Again you are giving OU DN in a wrong way (simply copy & paste result received from DSQuery to LDIFDE)

OU DN should be in following format:

 "ou=Head Office,ou=Company Users,dc=company,dc=co,do=uk"
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Lambino81Author Commented:
Thankyou for your help,
I misread your original post, with relation to the "quote's".
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