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Hello,

I have the following situation:

- there are 2 domains: domain1.contoso.com and domain2.contoso.com.(parent-child trust between domain1-contoso and domain2-contoso).
- there is a user from domain2 which want to see all members from a group from domain1.

I`ve tried net group or net localgroup command, but is not working because the domain controller who process the command is the primary DC from domain2 and it doesn`t know who is a specific group from domain1.
/domain switch is not working and i`m not able to specify the DC or the domain where the command should be processed.

Any help?
Thank you!
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Use the "ds"-tools instead.
dsquery group "dc=domain1,dc=contoso,dc=com" -name "The Group Name" | dsget group -members
Or to see expanded nested group membership:
dsquery group "dc=domain1,dc=contoso,dc=com" -name "The Group Name" | dsget group -members -expand
Or, if he knows the LDAP path, of course a single dsget will do the trick, too:
dsget group "cn=The Group Name,ou=SomeOU,ou=SomeGroups,dc=domain1,dc=contoso,dc=com" -members
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by:andreibutu
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yes, your solution is correct, now i`m adding some requirments... i must run such a command from a client computer which does not have admin pack installed in order to run ds tools :| .

what in that case?
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Either install adminpak.msi (you can install a subset of the admin tools if you don't want all of them), or make the ds...exe tools available in a file share, they don't require a special installation as far as I know.
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