Hi all, welcome back,
Today I'll post a very straight forward sample which gets a list of all users in an Organizational Unit (OU) in Active Directory (AD) using VBScript:
' Get OU
strOU = "OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"
' Create connection to AD
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
' Create command
Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000
' Execute command to get all users in OU
objCommand.CommandText = _
"<LDAP://" & strOU & ">;" & _
"(&(objectclass=user)(objectcategory=person));" & _
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute
' Show info for each user in OU
Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
' Show required info for a user
' Move to the next user
' Clean up
Set objRecordSet = Nothing
Set objCommand = Nothing
Set objConnection = Nothing
I hope this helps.
Alex (Alejandro Campos Magencio)
just curious why your starting these vbscript samples why not powershell?
That's a good question... Many, many people are still using VBScript out there. Additionally, PowerShell is not supported on Windows 2000, for instance, and I have many customers using that OS.
But you are right and I should post something on PowerShell. Right now I'm posting real issues or questions that customers raised to me in the past few weeks, and nobody has ever requested a PowerShell sample to me, for instance. So I have none.
I should start offering them PowerShell as an alternative. This way I may get some samples to post ;-)
Thx a lot for your comment! Appreciated!
its true that its not supported on w2k but you don't have to run it on a w2k device run it on xp\vista\2003 against a remote w2k device.. but I do understand what your saying otherwise!
And additionally, some customers use these VBScript samples in their ASP applications. Unfortunately for them, not everybody is using ASP.NET yet...
Thank you for posting this script I have found it helpful. I do have a question though, I am using this as an ASP script to retrieve the list of users from our Active Directory. I found a listing of AD fields but when I substitue "givenname" or "dispalyname" for "distinguishedname" I get an error "Item cannot be found in the collection corresponding to the requested name or ordinal." Am I using the wrong field names? Thanks
Hello Alex this is very usefull script in my thought.
I just want to try your script for test in my LAB.
but i'm not much know about scripting languange, can you tell me what is the outcomes for your script?? it is generated a file (for example txt file)??
Please give me the light for this,
o yeah please write me an email, if you dont mind.
my email : email@example.com
The script is just showing the results on the screen.
Hi, could you help me, This script is very useful for me, but i need to get one more user info such as UserLast Logon Date and Time. When I tried to append this request to the script above, I walked into problems with timestamp format... Thanks in advance for any answer. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to get LastLogon, check this other post of mine:
How to get LastLogon property for all users in a Domain (VBScript)
Many thanks for your answer. All what I need is to get LastLoginInfo (Time and Date) for all users in one OU in Domain. I can't program in VBscript and can't find any relevant tool in Windows 2000/2003. Your script (the first used) doesn't display the LastLogon Value and the second one is working and working, till I'll break it :-)) . Well, I think it's serching for all users in AD ... Thanks
does the output comes in a txt file ?
script shows all the result in a popup box. how can i get all results in an Excel file or notepad?
my requirements are
1. Group name, (In which the user is member of)
2. Email Id and
please reply to my mail ID: email@example.com
Anand, if you need help to develop such a script, I suggest you contact Microsoft Technical Support. I'm afraid I cannot create samples on demand...
How to list users from ou/sub ou using vb script.