domainroot, forestroot and specifying a domain

Posted on 2010-11-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi guys hope you can help.
We have several subdomains, and when I run the following:

dsquery * domainroot -filter "(&(objectCategory=Computer))" -attr Name operatingSystem operatingSystemServicePack -limit 0

It targets the current domain I am in.

What Id like to do is to change the domain focus to point to another subdomain and perform the same query against that subdomain.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Hi, I don't have any subdomains, but can you use:
dsquery * "DC=subdomain,DC=domain,DC=com" -filter "(&(objectCategory=Computer))" -attr Name operatingSystem operatingSystemServicePack -limit 0



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Thanks Rob that is awesome

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Rob can I ask you, are you porting a lot of your scripts over to Powershell, and using Powershell instead of vbs now?
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Hi.  I'd like to be, but no, I don't know PowerShell and don't have the time to learn it at the moment.  The time spend in writing a PowerShell script would take me about five times as long as writing a VBS at the moment, despite the fact it would be MUCH less code.

One day I hope to find some time to learn PowerShell, but for now, still going with VBS.


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