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DSGET problem.

Discussion in 'Software' started by Daniel, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Byte Poster

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    Hi guys,

    I'm having a DSGET issue, here is my input.

    Code:
    dsget user "CN=John Doe,OU=Opps,OU=IT,DC=westsim,DC=com" -memberof
    I get this error:

    Code:
    dsget failed:Directory object not found
    Obviously I've replaced the username and the company, but thats what it looks like.

    I've checked spelling, paths, it's all correct.

    I moved the user account to Opps and changed the dsget to this:

    Code:
    dsget user "CN=John Doe,OU=Opps,DC=westsim,DC=com" -memberof
    And it worked fine.

    Any help is appreciated :biggrin
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    Its kinda hard to help without access to the system to verify paths, etc. Basically dsget cant find the user in the specified path, which basically means they either arent in there, or you have the path wrong.

    Based on what you say, I assume that the "IT" ou is a subdirectory of the Opps OU (that, or your post made no sense whatsoever). In that case, you have the IT and Opps OUs the wrong way around.

    try
    Code:
    dsget user "CN=John Doe,OU=IT,OU=Opps,DC=westsim,DC=com" -memberof
     
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  3. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Presumably it's this part...

    Code:
    OU=Opps,OU=IT
    Here's an article on dsget's syntax - Link

    Qs
     
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  4. Fergal1982

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    If you arent sure of a users path, you can use the following to get it:

    Code:
    dsquery user -name john.doe
    to streamline you can pipe that into the dsget output too.

    Code:
    dsquery user -name john.doe | dsget user -memberof
    
     
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  5. Daniel

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    Hahaha, well well well, after 70-290 and 70-291 I never knew that DSGET didnt follow the hierarchical structure of AD.

    Just before I come on here to see if you lovely people had any ideas I tried swapping the OU's around and it worked!

    So anyways, thanks guys, brilliant as always :thumbleft!
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    It does, it just follows it in reverse. You start by naming the object, then the OU its in, then its OU (etc), then finally the domain details.
     
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  7. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Yep, it does, hence the name at the start of the command and the domainname COM bits at the end.

    Qs
     
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  8. Daniel

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    Okay okay, I retract my previous statement, it does it in reverse.

    I worded my reply wrong as I was so excited about it working :dry:biggrin

    But yeah thanks Fergal and everyone else.
     
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