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I want to use OLDCMP to target a particular OU for some mainteanance tasks.
The only issue I have is that the OU in question has a space in the name and the search qualifier doesn't work.
Any hints on syntax to get this working ? Renaming the OU is not something we can do at this time.

Here is what I am running to start with:

oldcmp -report -b ou=namewith aspace in it, dc=dcname,dc=com -age 0

This works fine on other OU's without spaces. In the file this command generates it shows the following:

Search Base: namewith


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Question by:Conchial
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by:aissim
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Should just need to put quotes around the path:

oldcmp -report -b "ou=namewith aspace in it,dc=dcname,dc=com" -age 0
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by:Conchial
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That does appear to work.
However , i need to modify what I asked.
The OU i want to taget is underneath another OU and oldcmp  is returning an error.


The actual line I am running is :

oldcmp -report -b "ou=level1ou, ou=namewith aspaceinit, dc=**, dc=***,dc=***,dc=com" -age 0

That returns

Processed at DCNAME.***.**.**.com
Default Naming Context: DC=***,DC=**,DC=***,DC=***

ldap_get_next_page_s: [DCNAME.***.**.**.com] Error 0x20 (32) - No Such Object

When i this command:

dsquery computer "ou=level1ou, ou=namewith aspaceinit, dc=**, dc=***,dc=***,dc=com"

That returns
dsquery failed:Directory object not found.

I'm sure it's a syntax issue but cannot figure it out



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by:Conchial
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dsquery computer "cn=level1ou, cn=namewith aspaceinit, dc=**, dc=***,dc=***,dc=com"

also fails with a Directory Object not found error.
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aissim earned 1500 total points
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Yeah, looks like something's wrong with the path. Using dsquery I would start at the top-level domain and work backwards; that should tell us where it breaks...

dsquery computer dc=**,dc=***,dc=***,dc=com


Also - you say it doesn't work with CN either - I would find out for certain whether they're containers or OU's.
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by:Conchial
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Finally nailed it, thanks.
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