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When I try to get all the members in the domains admin group. I have 5 users in the domain admins group. When I do a query using dsquery it only shows me 2. Yet active directory users and computers show 5. it only seems to do this with the domain admins group and NOT with other groups. I need it to show all users in that group. any suggestions?


dsquery group -name "Domain Admins" | dsget group -members | dsget user -fn -mi -ln
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Question by:Delmiroc
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by:daveTechSearch
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I'm guessing that you're only getting output from accounts that have the fields you are requesting populated with data.  What happens when you also request '-dn' with 'dsget user'?
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Check the properties of the three "missing" users; they've probably had their primary group membership changed from Domain Users to Domain Admins. A user's primary group membership will not be returned.
Change that back to "Domain Users"; the primary group has no importance in an AD domain, there's absolutely no use in changing this to "Domain Admins".
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by:daveTechSearch
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I'm pretty confident with my suggestion above.
For instance, if I run this in our environment:
dsquery group -name "Domain Admins" | dsget group -members | dsget user -mi

that is, only requesting '-mi', I won't get any results. We don't populate it.
If I run:
dsquery group -name "Domain Admins" | dsget group -members | dsget user -fn -mi -ln
I get *some* results.  Not all created accounts were populated with FirstName,MiddleName,or LastName. Only the accounts that have at least *one* of the fields populated will show in the results.
If I run:
dsquery group -name "Domain Admins" | dsget group -members | dsget user -fn -mi -ln -dn
That is, include '-dn' I get a listing of all group members (Some of the requested fields will be blank, as they have not been populated with info/data).
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by:Delmiroc
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Thank you guys.
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