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Need help determining LDAP path

How do I find out my LDAP path? I am trying to connect an active directory password changer in Sharepoint.
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If your domain name is domain.com, your LDAP path is LDAP://dc=domain,dc=com

If your domain name is acer.domain.com, your LDAP path is LDAP://dc=acer,dc=domain,dc=com

etc etc...

I hope this helps.
Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Probably needs to extend a bit more than that.

That shows how the Domain Component of the path is constructed, it would be good to extend down to users as well.

If a name appeared as "Bob Hope" in AD Users and Computers and that account was in the default Users container the path would be:

CN=Bob Hope,CN=Users,DC=yourdomain,DC=com

If the account was in a new "folder", an Organisational Unit, called London the path would be:

CN=Bob Hope,OU=London,DC=yourdomain,DC=com

Nesting OUs will make the path longer. This, for example, might appear in AD Users and Computers.

    | - London
             | - Users
                     | - Bob Hope

You would have this LDAP Path to get to Bob:

CN=Bob Hope,OU=Users,OU=London,DC=yourdomain,DC=com


Hey golferski.

dvast8n is correct.  You can also use the following commands to get results you can copy / paste without thinkingtoo hard.  Just replace the USERNAME or COMPUTERNAME depending on what object you are looking up.  Hope this helps!

dsquery user -name USERNAME
dsquery computer -name COMPUTERNAME

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Yes Drgonzo1967 is correct.

You could also use VBScript if you know how to manipulate the ADSysInfo object..

Dim objADInf
Set objADInf = createobject("ADSystemInfo")
wscript.echo objADInf.Username
wscript.echo objADInf.Computername

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A really useful tooll to know everything's full LDAP path is this tool: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963907.aspx

Here is a snapshot if needed: http://michauko.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/20090429_081259-300x221.png
You just have to know one of your domain controlelr server name and have an account on it with necessary privilegies
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