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LDAP Query for Contacts and Groups in a specific OU

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I am trying to retrieve a list of contacts or groups that are stored in a specific OU.
So far this is what I have and it works for all of AD when I select search subfolders in AD.
but I need to create a Query that specifically searches an OU without selecting the OU through the GUI in AD.  These contacts and groups do not have any memberships to any security groups.
(&(&(& (mailnickname=*) (| (&(ojectCategory=person)(objectClass=contact))(objectCategory=group) ))))

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by:Mike Kline
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Does this have to be a straight LDAP query (or can you use a free third patry tool)
I don't know of a way to filter for an OU in an LDAP query.
The free tool I'm thinking of is adfind by MVP Joe Richards
Thanks
Mike
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by:eddanielstech
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Unfortunately it does have to be a straight LDAP query.
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Chris Dent earned 2000 total points
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You cannot select an OU within a LDAP filter.

You would have to set the OU as the base for the search or add something to the object in AD that identifies it as being within the OU. An example of that would be writing the objects parent path to extensionAttribute1, then using that within the LDAP filter.

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