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Excel Help for Querying AD group membership

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Hello Experts, I am looking for some help to query AD with the help of excel. The commands are already in place. I am using DSquery and DSget.

I am looking for how to easily make the menu types in Excel and show result.

The step by step instruction is clearly mentioned inside excel. Please help.
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I personally never got that to work right.  but I have used ADInfoFree to do the same thing and it works like a breeze. See my article here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Active_Directory/A_13861-How-to-Querying-AD.html
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by:Raj T
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Thanks Thomas Zucker-Scharff. Unfortunately I cannot use third-party tools within my org. So I am depended on MS commands to do that.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Okay.  Are you an admin of the AD or an OU?
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by:Raj T
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The user who is going to execute this command is normal user. Earlier they used to do it without admin rights. Even they can run this using normal command prompt manually. Only the excel called CMD window says command not found.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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If the users are all in one OU can't the user use the Active Directory Users and Computers tool?  I use that sometimes.  It does not have the same facility that a good query using DS tools do, but the GUI is easier.  You can't export the members of different OUs though.  This should be fairly easy to do using dsget.  You can check out how the queries are constructed using LUSER and ADInfoTool, then use the same construction with the DS tools.
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Finally I made it work.
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Great!
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by:Raj T
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I copied dsget and dsquery to outside folder (other than system32). it worked.
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