ADModify LDAP Query Help


i am trying to search all users that do not contain a proxyaddress but seemed to be getting an invalid query error, any help would be appreciated.

Jorge OcampoAsked:
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Kevin StanushApplication DeveloperCommented:


For a visual way to do this, try Hyena (  It will let you do this interactively by just running a query, and then you can sort on the ProxyAddresses column.

Video on modifying AD queries is here:
Jorge OcampoAuthor Commented:

also returning contacts :(
Kevin StanushApplication DeveloperCommented:
Sorry, just replace objectcategory=user to objectclass=user.  If you have a huge AD environment, we can optimize it with objectcategory some, but its probably not worth it.
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Jorge OcampoAuthor Commented:
that worked :) could we also include "and" contains(@DOMAINNAME2)


Must be user
Does not contain
3*filter Contains""
Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
You can chain them all along. It only gets more complex if you make it Or instead of And.

This gives:

  • User (by class and category)
  • ProxyAddresses does not contain
  • ProxyAddresses does contain


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Jorge OcampoAuthor Commented:
This Guy is A Wizard!
Kevin StanushApplication DeveloperCommented:
Glad I could help.
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