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

dsget search by samid

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a username/samid and need to find the email address of this user.

I know only the account name/samid of the user and want to find the email of this user.
Can I do that with dsget or dsquery? I know how to search for a full name of a person but I cant seem to find any info on how to search by samid, is it possible?

I tried "dsget user -samid username", but that didnt work..
Question by:bergsprekken
  • 2

Accepted Solution

rmcgregor earned 400 total points
ID: 24146888
Not exactly.

You should use dsquery to search this user and dsget - to get details.

dsquery user -samid username* | dsget user -email

Assisted Solution

anuroopkoka2005 earned 100 total points
ID: 24146909
Try to download the free script from the below link which will display the user details:


Expert Comment

ID: 24146916
this simple script will give u all the details about the user account...

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31570362
Thanks for the command description and exmple rmcgregor it was exactly what i needed. And thanks for posting the script anuroopkoka2005.

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Locating a GPO setting 3 42
Domain administrator account is locked out 31 84
Domain Logon scripts 14 47
How to migrate local mac user home folder to AD 4 29
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
This article outlines the process to identify and resolve account lockout in an Active Directory environment.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

790 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