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Posted on 2009-06-28
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Hi,
I have been struggling with queries in AD users & computers. I have found an easy way to list every user that have OMA enabled (outlook mobile access). But I have disovered that this list is not complete. The string im using is "(objectCategory=user)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=0)".
msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable: 0 (is for Wireless enabled users; all the 3 features in the Exchange-Features tab).
I have found a couple of users that have all 3 features in the tab but they still dont appear in the search list. Is there anything wrong with my search string? Please help me out, this is frustrating. Btw, this is an 2003 environment.

Best regards, Alice
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by:karstieman
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The (msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=0) part is correct.

Try searching more specific by replacing (objectCategory=user) with (objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)
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by:Chris Dent
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Your search doesn't account for the default value, all three enabled. If no one has changed that msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable will not be set.

This is a full set of filters which can be used with that attribute.

All Enabled

(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(|(!msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=*)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=0)))

!msExchAdminWirelessEnable captures those where the value is not set. It should return the users you're missing now.

And just in case, these are the rest of the possible filters.

Outlook Mobile Access Only:

(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=5))

User Initiated Synchronisation Only:

(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=3))

User Initiated and Up-To-Date Notifications Only:

(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=2))

Everything Disabled:

(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=7))

HTH

Chris
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by:AliceGoodspeed
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Thanks Chris,
I'm almost there. Because now I get everything, even those that dont have an Exchange account aswell. Is there somehow to filter them out with the script?
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Chris Dent earned 125 total points
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Sure, we can use the legacyExchangeDN attribute for that:

(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(legacyExchangeDN=*)(|(!msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=*)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=0)))

You might also do the same thing with any of:

mail
homeMDB
proxyAddresses

Chris
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by:AliceGoodspeed
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I have modified the search and came up with this result.

(&(objectClass=user)(mail=*)(|(!msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=*)(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable=0)))

IT is working perfect now. Thanks for helping me out Chris,
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by:AliceGoodspeed
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Chris, whats the difference between my modified and yours. I get 964 accounts while yours gets 977 accounts.
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by:Chris Dent
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legacyExchangeDN may be set on a few accounts that no longer really have mailboxes. I wondered if you'd get a discrepancy there.

You could probably find them with:

(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=name)(!mail=*)(legacyExchangeDN=*))

All those that have legacyExchangeDN, but not mail attribute set.

Chris
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