Sql server 2005 active directory users - distribution group

Posted on 2010-08-19
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Hi All,
         I was able to pull the users from Active Directory into my sql server 2005 User table.
I followed http://blog.tech-cats.com/2007/09/querying-active-directory-through-sql.html

It successfully pulls user's generic information like  givenName ,sn ,displayName,  sAMAccountName,
telephoneNumber ,mobile , mail ,department,  physicalDeliveryOfficeName

The company I work for is distributed globally. Each country is located as a separate folder in active directory. When I pull user's into sql server table I would like to know which folder from active directory are they coming from in order for me to group users correctly based on country

Please help!!!
Question by:Hlobo
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rscottvan earned 2000 total points
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You'll need to grab the Distinguished Name (DN) which includes the AD path to the account.

Technically, what you're calling "folders" in AD are actually Organizational Units (OUs.)  

 A DN looks like this:
CN=<user name>, OU= <"folder">, OU=<"folder">,DC=<domain>,DC=<domain>

You'll have to parse out the OUs.

For example, if my account name was scott, and the tree was like this:
--north america
My DN would be:
CN=Scott,CN=users,OU=phoenix,OU=arizona,OU=usa,OU=north america,DC=mydomain,DC=com

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Awesome ..Thank you so much rscottvan!

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Hello All,

       I would like sql server 2005 script to get Get a list of users in a Distribution group

how would i do this?

I followed http://blog.tech-cats.com/2007/09/querying-active-directory-through-sql.html

but now I want users belonging to a security/distribution group

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