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Posted on 2014-11-03
Last Modified: 2014-11-04
Looking for a short script to do the following:

Search AD object for the following attributes: info which would be set to 'no sync' and flags set to '1'.  If found null both values and possible report back the accounts found with either of those two attributes set.
Question by:Ben Hart
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by:Chris Dent
ID: 40421124
Just use an LDAP filter when you're requesting it the users.
(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person)(info=no sync)(flags=1))

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I assume you've extended the schema since neither info or flags exist in the schema by default. If you have not extended the schema you're going to have to explain which attributes you're looking for.

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by:Ben Hart
ID: 40421853
Well the functional level is 2008.. is there an extension that I have missed thats separate?
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by:Ben Hart
ID: 40421885
Ok so yeah. I'm missing something here.  Those two attributes exist under Advanced Features but that query returns nothing.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40422031
Try this.
get-adobject -filter {info -eq "no sync" -and flags -eq "1"}

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It's a little odd, according to this link which shows all AD attributes, flags is on the list, but not info.
I have "info" in my AD as well when I look at an object and I haven't extended my schema except for the installation of Exchange.
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by:Ben Hart
ID: 40422054
Same here.. Exchange 2010 would have been the last schema change that I know of.

What I am trying to do is remove all attribute data that's currently blocking an unknown amount of objects from syncing via FIM.  Our parent company set all the FIM (PCNS) stuff up and we could use either flags = 1 or info = no sync to block syncing.
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footech earned 500 total points
ID: 40422300
You would probably want to limit your search to specific OUs using the -searchbase parameter of Get-ADObject.  Examine the returned results to verify that there aren't some objects which should be excluded.  I know in my environment, I have some Group Policy objects that have flags set to 1.  Couldn't tell you what it means though.
Get-ADObject -filter {info -eq "no sync" -or flags -eq "1"} | Set-ADObject -Clear info,flags -WhatIf

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by:Ben Hart
ID: 40422399
Beautiful.  Worked like a pack mule.

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