Windows 2003 Server query on attribute

Posted on 2009-07-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07

*** Environment ***
Windows 2003 AD

Ok - currently run some automated daily checks via powershell and I use certain input files to run against many servers...
I gather my server list from AD by querying on operating system and dumping to .txt...

This all works fine but gives me all my servers (all servers live in different OU's so not an option to query on a single OU)...

What I would like to do, is query *dynamically* on a specific criteria I.e *QueryMe* for which I would like to use a new attribute or an exisitng attribute where I could place this specifier so that it can be done dynamically as opposed to running the query first and sorting the required servers only...

To summarise, I would like to put in an attribute in my servers AD attribute (somewhere?) *QueryMe*, so that when I query AD, I can direct to the *QueryMe* to get only those servers as opposed to all..

I hope this smakes sense??? :-)

My question therefore would be, should I create a new attribute or is there an exisitng attribute I coulod use without causing any issue to Windows/AD and if so, how would I go about this?

I appreciate any advice/guidance on this matter...

Question by:bryan oakley-wiggins
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Mike Kline earned 2000 total points
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Are you using the location tab for anything (for instance are you using printer location tracking)?  You could add "queryme" there.  Look at my screenshot.  I added it to two machines in my lab then used adfind to search for just those machines with that field populated.


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by:bryan oakley-wiggins
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Perfect..! Can't believe I didn't think of that one doh..! ;-)
seriously, thanks a million...

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by:Mike Kline
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No problem...glad to help out :)

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