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dsquery to retrieve all computers that is permissioned with an active directory group

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Hello all!

can someone give me a dsquery syntax where I can pull all computer names that are permissioned with a particular active directory group?

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Could you explain it a little bit more (some example) ? :) Thank you in advance.
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That was going to be my suggestion :-)
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for example, I have an AD group called ADGroup1.  ADGroup1 is permissioned to server01, server02, server03, etc.  All these servers belongs to a single domain controller called contoso.com.  I want to run a query which will retrieve all servers in contoso.com where ADgroup1 is permissioned.
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i know this can be quite ambitious but no harm asking.  I got like a gazillion servers and it is tedious to open each one of them to check if the group is permissioned to it.
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I don't know exaclt what you mean :) You want to check where this group is attached on each server, right? If so, dsquery won't help you.
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Do You want group members ?
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By "permissioned" you mean you want to find accounts where ADGroup1 has been granted some level of access to the objects Security?

If so, you can find it using a program like DsRevoke (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=77744807-c403-4bda-b0e4-c2093b8d6383&displaylang=en).

If you work with a large number of servers you might benefit a lot from a shift into PowerShell options there include:

Get-QADPermission (Quest CmdLets http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx)
Get-ADPermission (Exchange 2007 / 2010 CmdLets)
Scripts, like mine :) (http://www.indented.co.uk/index.php/2009/10/02/get-dsacl/)

Output formatting and conditional returns are easier to control there than with a tool like DsRevoke.

Chris
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Download Systemtools Hyena and Get memberships

http://www.systemtools.com/hyena/index.html
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Display the list of all groups, to which pc64 belongs:

C:\> dsget computer cn=pc64,ou=computers,dc=ss64,dc=com -memberof -expand

Display the descriptions of all computers in an organizational unit (OU) named France whose name starts with "pari"

C:\> dsquery computer OU=France,DC=ss64,DC=Com -name pari* | dsget computer -desc
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