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DSQUERY to list all users in OU including AD attributes

Posted on 2011-09-15
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I'm looking to generate a list of users in a given OU (and all sub-OUs) which includes the following attributes:

cn, legacyExchangeDN, mail

I would like to dump this to a file (CSV or text). I'm guessing this could be done using a combination dsquery/dsget command, but I'm having trouble putting together the correct syntax.
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Here is a pwershell script I use.  You can change the fields to get the info you need.

Change the $file name and the $SearchRoot to suit your needs.

 
# Basic information to run the script
$File = 'some_output_filecsv'
$SearchRoot = "LDAP://OU=someOU,DC=domain,DC=com"
 
## Filter to find the things we want
$Filter = "(objectClass=User)"
 
# Connect to the search root
$SearchRootDE = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry($SearchRoot)
 
# Set up the search
$Searcher = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher($SearchRootDE, $Filter)
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("name")
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("mail")
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("physicalDeliveryOfficeName")
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("title")
 
 
# Get the results
$Results = $Searcher.FindAll()
 
# Sort through the results and save them in an array
$Users = @()
ForEach ($Result in $Results) {
  $Users += $Result.Properties | Select-Object `
        @{n="name";e={$_.name}}, `
        @{n="mail";e={$_.mail}}, `
        @{n="physicalDeliveryOfficeName";e={$_.physicaldeliveryofficename}}, `
	@{n="title";e={$_.title}}
}
 
# Write the array to a file
$Users |  Export-CSV -Path $File

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by:TWCMIL
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I got half of what I was looking for, the cn and mail fields were returned, but the legacyExchangeDN and displayName fields come back blank. Here's how I modified it:

# Basic information to run the script
$File = 'user_extract.csv'
$SearchRoot = "LDAP://OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"
 
## Filter to find the things we want
$Filter = "(objectClass=User)"
 
# Connect to the search root
$SearchRootDE = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry($SearchRoot)
 
# Set up the search
$Searcher = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher($SearchRootDE, $Filter)
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("cn")
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("legacyExchangeDN")
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("mail")
$intProp = $Searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("displayName")
 
 
# Get the results
$Results = $Searcher.FindAll()
 
# Sort through the results and save them in an array
$Users = @()
ForEach ($Result in $Results) {
  $Users += $Result.Properties | Select-Object `
        @{n="cn";e={$_.cn}}, `
        @{n="legacyExchangeDN";e={$_.legacyExchangeDN}}, `
        @{n="mail";e={$_.mail}}, `
	@{n="displayName";e={$_.displayName}}
}
 
# Write the array to a file
$Users |  Export-CSV -Path $File

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I double-checked the field names (using the Attribute Editor in ADUC) and they look right.  Am I missing something obvious?
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wdurrett earned 2000 total points
ID: 36551841
Try just "name" for Display Name.

Try "legacydn" for the excahnge dn.



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by:wdurrett
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You mauy also want to check out this article:

http://www.sapien.com/forums/scriptinganswers/forum_posts.asp?TID=2061

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by:TWCMIL
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Sorry, forgot I had this question out there -- thanks for the help!
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