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simple script code to find organizational unit

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does anyone know of a simple piece of code for a login script on windows server 2008 that will find which organizational unit the person is placed in?  I have ou such as manager, itstaff, tellers, accounting.  I know how to ask what computer they are logging into and who they are, but asking for their OU is escaping me.

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by:motnahp00
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Out of curiosity, why are you not using the Object tab in ADUC?
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by:Joseph Daly
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The following command ran from any domain controller or any computer with Active directory users and computers installed will tell you the location.

dsquery user -samid "username"
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either I don't understand you you don't understand what I'm doing.  When one of the domain users in another town logins in the morning I assign them network drives.  Each OU such as managers gets different mapped drives than say a secretary; but I don't want to have enough switch cases for 110 employees.  I would just like to have 8 cases where if they belong to a certain OU then they get particular mapped drives.

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Create a GPO for drive mappings. You can apply this particular policy at the domain level if you like.

User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Drive Maps -> New Mapped Drive

Action: Update
Location: \\server1\HR
Label as: HR
Drive Letter: X
Common tab -> Item-level targeting -> OU

Create a new drive map for each OU instance.

I hope this is what you are looking for.
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Montnahp00 has the right answer. Group policy preferences will let you target the specific OU's that you want and apply the drive maps. Very easy solution to your issues.
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I have windows xp pc mixed in with sys 7 and I am told that group policy drive mapping does not work for xp.  So I am back to a script.

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Group policy preferences work perfectly fine with windows XP. All they require are the client side extensions to be present on the computer. This update came out a fair amount of time ago so if you have been doing regular updating/patching they might already have it installed.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3628
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