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Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hi Experts.

I have one OU with about 40 child OUs.  In each of these live mail-enabled contacts.  I need  a script that will recursively go through the OUs and generate the following in CSV format:

Name of Contact
Email Address
Title
Office
Group Membership (some contact may be members of up to 5 groups)

Can anyone help me here?  The Group Membership part is the tricky one for me.

Thanks in advance!



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by:RobSampson
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Hi, try this.  Change strOU to suit.

Regards,

Rob.
strOU = "OU=TestUsers,OU=TestOU,"
strOutput = "Contacts.csv"

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objOutput = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strOutput, True)
objOutput.WriteLine """Name"",""Email"",""Title"",""Office"",""Groups"""
Const ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE = 2
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objCommand =   CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
Set objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000
objCommand.Properties("Searchscope") = ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
strDomain = objRootDSE.Get("defaultNamingContext")
If Trim(strOU) <> "" Then
	If Right(strOU, 1) <> "," Then strOU = strOU & ","
End If
objCommand.CommandText = "SELECT adsPath FROM 'LDAP://" & strOU & strDomain & "' WHERE objectCategory='user' AND objectClass='contact'"
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute
objRecordSet.MoveFirst
While Not objRecordSet.EOF
	Set objUser = GetObject(objRecordSet.Fields("adsPath").Value)
    objOutput.Write """" & objUser.Name & """,""" & objUser.Mail & """,""" & objUser.Title & """,""" & objUser.physicalDeliveryOfficeName & """"
    If TypeName(objUser.MemberOf) = "Empty" Then
    	objOutput.WriteLine ","""
    ElseIf TypeName(objUser.MemberOf) = "String" Then
    	objOutput.WriteLine ",""" & objUser.MemberOf & """"
    Else
    	For Each strGroup In objUser.MemberOf
    		objOutput.WriteLine ",""" & objUser.MemberOf & """"
    	Next
    End If
    objRecordSet.MoveNext
Wend
objOutput.Close
MsgBox "Done. Please see " & strOutput

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by:wdurrett
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Hi Rob.  Nice to see you agian.  :)

I recived the following error:
Missing '(' after 'if' in if statement.
chapter_info.ps1:17 char:4
+ If  <<<< Trim(strOU) <> "" Then
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (OpenParenToken:TokenId) [], ParseException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingEndParenthesisInIfStatement
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by:RobSampson
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Hi, sorry, this is not PowerShell.  It's VBS.  Save it as a VBS and run it.

Regarsd,

Rob.
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by:wdurrett
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Sorry, my bad.   However, I got this new error:

c:>chapter_info.vbs(21, 1) Provider: Table does not exist.

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by:RobSampson
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Double check your OU path.  It needs to be listed in reverse order, not including the DC parts.  So, if you need to enumerate:
domain.com/Sites/MainOffice/Users

Then use
strOU = "OU=Users,OU=MainOffice,OU=Sites,"

Regards,

Rob.
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by:wdurrett
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My bad agian.  I was missing an "s" at the end of my OU.

But now I come back with yet another error:

c:\chapter_info.vbs(32, 7) Microsoft VBScript runtime error: Type mismatch
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by:RobSampson
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Oh! This time it's my bad.....change this:
          For Each strGroup In objUser.MemberOf
                objOutput.WriteLine ",""" & objUser.MemberOf & """"
          Next

to this
          For Each strGroup In objUser.MemberOf
                objOutput.WriteLine ",""" & strGroup & """"
          Next

Regards,

Rob.
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by:wdurrett
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OK, that time I did get some output.  However, there are some issues.

1) Iam seeing CN= in front of all the names.  I can deal with this if it has to be this way, but my hope is to pass this along to a non-technical end user for her to run.  That will freak her out.

2) The group names show as "CN=Seattle Core Committee,OU=Seattle,OU=United States,OU=Chapters,OU=Internet Contacts,DC=mydoman,DC=org"  Once again, I woudl like it just say "Seattle Core Committee."

Thanks in advance for your help.

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RobSampson earned 500 total points
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That's easy done.  Try this.

Regards,

Rob.
strOU = "OU=TestUsers,OU=TestOU,"
strOutput = "Contacts.csv"

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objOutput = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strOutput, True)
objOutput.WriteLine """Name"",""Email"",""Title"",""Office"",""Groups"""
Const ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE = 2
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objCommand =   CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
Set objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000
objCommand.Properties("Searchscope") = ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
strDomain = objRootDSE.Get("defaultNamingContext")
If Trim(strOU) <> "" Then
	If Right(strOU, 1) <> "," Then strOU = strOU & ","
End If
objCommand.CommandText = "SELECT adsPath FROM 'LDAP://" & strOU & strDomain & "' WHERE objectCategory='user' AND objectClass='contact'"
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute
objRecordSet.MoveFirst
While Not objRecordSet.EOF
	Set objUser = GetObject(objRecordSet.Fields("adsPath").Value)
    objOutput.Write """" & Mid(objUser.Name, 4) & """,""" & objUser.Mail & """,""" & objUser.Title & """,""" & objUser.physicalDeliveryOfficeName & """"
    If TypeName(objUser.MemberOf) = "Empty" Then
    	objOutput.WriteLine ","""
    ElseIf TypeName(objUser.MemberOf) = "String" Then
    	objOutput.WriteLine ",""" & Mid(objUser.MemberOf, 4) & """"
    Else
    	For Each strGroup In objUser.MemberOf
    		objOutput.WriteLine ",""" & Mid(strGroup, 4) & """"
    	Next
    End If
    objRecordSet.MoveNext
Wend
objOutput.Close
MsgBox "Done. Please see " & strOutput

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by:wdurrett
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One last request:

If a contact is not a member of any group, can it return "None"?  I am seeing some errors in the output followng a contact that has no group membership.

Thanks dude.  you are awesome.
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by:RobSampson
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Sure, just change
      If TypeName(objUser.MemberOf) = "Empty" Then
            objOutput.WriteLine ","""

to
      If TypeName(objUser.MemberOf) = "Empty" Then
            objOutput.WriteLine ",None"""

Regards,

Rob.
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by:wdurrett
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Yes, I just did that before you posted it.

The issue is that for any contact not in a group, the next contact is on the same line.  It is like I need to add a line return in the script for those few contacts.
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by:wdurrett
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Got it.  I was missing a quote.

Thanks again.
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by:RobSampson
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No problem. Thanks for the grade.

Regards,

Rob.
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