LDAP to query Active Directory

An enquiry if a normal user account without any administrator access to the domain can query the domain and get all user attributes to a excel file. In summary, can a normal user account without admin access do this job?
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Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
Yep, if they have adminpak installed in there system, it can be done.

If not, not possible.

AD have read access for all users.

ADMINPAK is mandatory to do so...!

Shankar3003Author Commented:
Hi, thank you, do you happen to have any documentaion from microsoft which supports this?
Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:

This dont need any documentation.

Its a smandatory thing, for any query if end user or IT person to have in AD, they need ADMINPAK to be installed.

Note: i am telling this for client OS. this will not applicatble for server OS. since it will be inbuilt in that.

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Shankar3003Author Commented:
Well i need to verify this in documentation as a vendor requires to query the domain using LDAP. We cannot give them more than administrator rights for the user account. Using a non administrative domain user account can this account query the AD and get user attributes? If it cannot, than require to support this with documentation, thank you.
Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
To Query AD, Admin rights not required. Adminpak installed system is the requirement and the user account should be the domain user.

Bydefault AD give read access to domain users.

I searched for the document if any, but sorry i unable to pull from internet.


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Shankar3003Author Commented:
how about to query AD and gather the query into a excel file. Does this require admin access?
Alternately, you could use Joeware's ADFind tool - ADFind.  This may give you a little more flexibility to accomplish what you are trying to do.
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