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I want to create a query using dsquery that outputs to a txt file the username and name of all users in AD.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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use this as a start maybe

The client request was to get ALL user information and fields from AD without OUs and groups.

They are most definitely held in active directory. The easy way to determine this would be to run the following command.

dsquery user -samid * | dsget user -fn -ln -mi

AD Field sn = Last Name

AD Field givenName= First Name

AD Field initials = Middle Initial


I hope this helps !
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by:Mike Kline
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I'd like to suggest a great tool called adfind by MVP Joe Richards
http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm
adfind -default -f  "&(objectcategory=person)(objectclass=user)" name samaccountanme -nodn -csv >  c:\Allusers.csv
That will output it all to csv file.
Thanks
Mike
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by:Joemonkey
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I have this in a batch file and run it weekly or so.  It gives their first name, last name, and logon (or samaccountname if you prefer).  You'll obviously have to edit the OU line

dsquery user -name * "OU=All Users,DC=domain,dc=net" -limit 5000 | dsget user -fn -ln -samid > \\server\share\users.txt

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