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DSQUERY help required

Posted on 2008-10-24
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Hi,

This code gets all users who do not have a manager.

DSQuery * -Filter "(&(sAMAccountType=805306368)(!manager=*))" -Attr sAMAccountName -Limit 0 >C:\UsersWithoutManager.txt

Can this be changed to query on a Specific OU rather than the whole domain.

REgards
Sharath
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by:Joseph Daly
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Yes it can basically you can have the dsquery select only the ou you want it would be something like this.

dsquery ou dc=mydom,dc=com and then your filter expression. You would need to enter the full path to your OU like the mydom.com above.
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by:Joseph Daly
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Great site for all of you dsquery command line needs, also all the other DS commands as well.

http://www.geocities.com/rick_lively/MANUALS/COMMANDS/D/DSQUERY.HTM#ParameterOu
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Can i have the more specific command on this. I get invalid command error.
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Can i have the more specific command on this. I get invalid command error.
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by:Joseph Daly
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I will grab you some more info on this tomorrow. I dont have easy access to my AD right now. Once im back in the office Ill sort out the query.
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I get this

C:\>dsquery "OU=Named Accounts,OU=User Accounts,OU=IN,OU=Cou,DC=ment,DC=Group,DC=co,DC=uk -Filter "(&(sAMAccountType=805306368)(!manager=*)
)" -Attr sAMAccountName -Limit 0 >C:\UsersWithoutManager.txt
(!manager was unexpected at this time.
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I get this

C:\>dsquery "OU=Named Accounts,OU=User Accounts,OU=IN,OU=Cou,DC=ment,DC=Group,DC=co,DC=uk -Filter "(&(sAMAccountType=805306368)(!manager=*)
)" -Attr sAMAccountName -Limit 0 >C:\UsersWithoutManager.txt
(!manager was unexpected at this time.
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Joseph Daly earned 500 total points
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Ok so this is what I did this morning and it cmae out with the results I expected.

DSQUERY * "{start node path DC=blah DC=blah etc}" -filter "(&(&(&(|(&(objectCategory=person)(objectSid=*)(!samAccountType:1.2.840.113556.1.4.804:=3))(&(objectCategory=person)(!objectSid=*))(&(objectCategory=group)(groupType:1.2.840.113556.1.4.804:=14))))(objectCategory=user)(!manager=*)))"
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Thank U...
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