Is there a way to run a report or search that checks what OU users are in?

Even if I would need to run something like an inventory rule to gather the info first and report later. I'm not sure Kace can write the user properties in its database the same way it does for computers though.


We have 2 User based OU's. Win 7 users belong in one OU and Win XP users belong in another. I'd like to run a report that returns users who have Win 7, but are in the XP OU.


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This may be more of an indirect method, but it will work. I'm not sure if the user OU is actually  reported in the registry like the machine OU is. 

Open AD, right click your OU, and export the list as a csv. Open the csv and add a new column (I used B). In cell B1 enter ="'"&A1&"'," . After you've entered that click and drag the length of the doc until you get to the last of your users. You should now have a column that matches A, but instead has usernames with '<USERNAME>',.

Once you've created the new column copy and paste it into a SQL query. Make sure to remove the trailing , at the end of the last name. If it is left there it will error.






This will only work if the user was logged in at the time of check in. So it may not be 100% accurate.

Answered 06/14/2013 by: dugullett
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  • Thanks Dug. It does work to group the users from that OU.

    The drawback is if the user's OU changes, the report does not auto update. The method you provided does help, and I'll get some advantage with it, but I'm hoping to find a dynamic method to keep track.

    The project this ties into is the act of moving staff from one OU to another based on which computer they have. That action happens manually in AD. Hence the hope that Kace will do it automatically.


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