Solved

How to Query Active Directory for specific attribute

Posted on 2014-09-24
4
718 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-22
Dear all,

How I can know which users don’t have picture imported in active directory? Is there a command or shell or anything I can use??

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Rhala
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:ThinkPaper
ID: 40342759
You can run a powershell query to check the value of thumbnailPhoto attribute for each user account.

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
 Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Staff,DC=nwtraders,DC=msft" -properties thumbnailPhoto | ? {!$_.thumbnailPhoto} | select Name

http://davehope.co.uk/Blog/find-accounts-without-a-thumbnail-photo/
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/f436cd38-8539-4883-903a-6f28c741e2c2/export-ad-users-thumbnailphoto-attributes-details-to-excel-spreadsheet?forum=winservergen
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
ID: 40345412
Hi,

Please find the option to query via DS Command:

To query users who doesn't have pictures in their User account.
dsquery * -filter "&(ObjectCategory=User)(!thumbnailPhoto=*)" - Limit 0 -attr DisplayName

Open in new window


To query users who have pictures in their User account.
dsquery * -filter "&(ObjectCategory=User)(thumbnailPhoto=*)" - Limit 0 -attr DisplayName

Open in new window



Regards,
Prem
0
 

Author Comment

by:Rhala
ID: 40348328
Dear ThinkPaper, it's seems the command provide the value which users have photo, what i need is a list of users which thy don't have photo.


Dear Premkumar Yogeswaran, i run the command and i get the below error:

Error
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
ThinkPaper earned 500 total points
ID: 40350115
That command should be correct... I just ran the command and it worked on my environment


Users with photo:
----------------------------
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
 Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Staff,DC=nwtraders,DC=msft" -properties thumbnailPhoto | ? {$_.thumbnailPhoto} | select Name

Open in new window


Users without photo:
----------------------------
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
 Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Staff,DC=nwtraders,DC=msft" -properties thumbnailPhoto | ? {!$_.thumbnailPhoto} | select Name

Open in new window



Main difference is the "!" in front of $_.thumbnailPhoto which is like a "not"

For Premkumar's command, try removing the space between the "-" and "limit"
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Active Directory replication delay is the cause to many problems.  Here is a super easy script to force Active Directory replication to all sites with by using an elevated PowerShell command prompt, and a tool to verify your changes.
This article explains the steps required to use the default Photos screensaver to display branding/corporate images
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question