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Export AD users from perticular distribution group

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I am new to VB scripting and dont know even basics, could someone provide me VBscript which should export active directory users from perticular group with specific attributes into .csv or txt file. Thanks
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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type on server on workstation with Administrative Tools installed in command-line

dsquery group -name <group_name> | dsget group -members -expand | dsget user -fn -ln -samid -email -desc >c:\users.txt

It will export users from specified groups with First Name, Last Name, login, e-mail address (if specified) and description to C-drive onto users.txt file.
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the reason i want to do this via vbscript because i want to include some customized column in to output file. is there any sample or quick / easy script available?
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by:Chris Dent
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Hey there,

You could do far worse than pick up PowerShell for this one, if you get this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930

And this:

http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx

Then all you need run is:


Get-QADGroupMember "Your Group" | Select-Object Name, Description, Title | Export-Csv "SomeFile.csv" -NoTypeInformation


The Select-Object statement picks up the fields you might be interested in, if you need more, less or something entirely different then just yell.

Chris
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Is there any GUI tool available which generate vbscript on the basis of what options we specify in the tool?
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