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Need command line function to compare two user AD entries

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I would like to do a comparison of two user entries in Active Directory.

Preferably via a commandline function
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Those are power Shell scripts?
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yes it is PS
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by:Christopher Schene
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Ok, I am complete power chart novice....have never written one single line. so i have REALLY basic questions:

1) What servers or OS can I run  power Shell on? ( I am using windows 2003, XP). I do not have the ability to update software on these systems as they are customer production systems
2) Can I run it from DOS command line? If not, how do I run it?
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Oh...One other thing, I want to compare WHAT is different between the users....not just a "yes or no" they are different
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"Ok, I am complete power chart novice"

of course I mean

"Ok, I am a complete power shell novice"
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by:Mike Kline
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You would need to install powershell on the 2003 or XP machine.  Do you have any 7/2008 boxes around?

Thanks

Mike
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I would need to install it on my XP machine which I cannot via VPN to my customer.

Where do I get PS?
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You can download it here

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/download.mspx

A lot of examples you will see here and on other forums for AD also utilize the Quest AD cmdlets http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx

Thanks

Mike
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Dsquery user and dsget user can be used to do many ldap functions quickly and easily from the command line. For example to retrieve group memberships based on a users sam account name:

dsquery user -samid username|dsget user -memberof
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increase points to 500
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Thanks, Check Hyena tool also
http://www.systemtools.com/hyena/index.html

It can give you lot of information and you can do the custom query.  Paid one but free for trial.
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All three suggestions were helpful. thanks.
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