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DSQUERY to find all computer names in an OU

I am trying to find all the computer names in a specific OU in AD (Server 2008 R2) and print them out to a text file using DSQUERY. Does anyone have the proper syntax? I am running from cmd line as admin and not having much luck?



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  • Thank you, I used:

    ou=OUwithinMyTopOU,OU=MyTopOU,DC=XXX,DC=XXX,DC=XXX,DC=XXX >> computers.txt -limit 999

    Everything worked perfect!
    Thanks again. - Newbie0000 5 years ago
    • remember the >> will append to the file not replace it (> replaces the file) so if you run it more then once it will be full extra machine names - SMal.tmcc 5 years ago
  • Thanks so much, I did not know that. - Newbie0000 5 years ago

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Posted by: SMal.tmcc 5 years ago
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not at a domain computer to test but according to

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730720.aspx

it should be like this

dsquery computer OU=Sales,DC=Contoso,DC=Com > file.txt
also see this for other dsquery calls

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2195.active-directory-dsquery-commands.aspx



Comments:
  • dsquery.exe computer -name %COMPUTERNAME% > file.txt - aragorn.2003 5 years ago

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