Active Directory Query

Posted on 2012-03-13
Last Modified: 2012-03-13
I need to run a query in Active Directory that will retrieve user's first name, last name and their account login name and export it to a csv file.
Question by:jduclosjduclos
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I would use powershell and the free Quest cmdlets

get-qaduser -sl 0 | Select FirstNAme, LastName, Samaccountname | Export-csv c:\temp\users.csv -notype
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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Lots of great ways

I like adfind (free)

adfind -default -f "&(objectcategory=person)(objectclass=user)" givenname sn samaccountname -csv -nodn > c:\users.csv

adinfo is a really nice free GUI tool

other methods include powershell, dstools, vbscript, csvde, and there are more.



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ID: 37715077
Using the native 2008 R2 AD cmdlets:

get-aduser -identity "xxxxxxx" -properties * | Select-Object samAccountName,givenname,surname | Export-CSV c:\temp\userid.csv
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by:Leon Fester
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I'm a ldifde and csvde man myself, both are tools from Microsoft and available in the Windows resource kit

ldifde -f Exportuser.ldf -d "dc=Export,dc=com" -p subtree -r "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=User)(givenname=*))" -l "cn, sAMAccountName"

ldifde -f Exportuser.ldf -d "dc=Export,dc=com" -p subtree -r "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=User)(givenname=*))" -l "givenName, sn, sAMAccountName"

CSVDE -f export3.csv -l "cn, samAccountName"
CSVDE -f export3.csv -l "givenName, sn, samAccountName"

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ID: 37715592
Thank you!!

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