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A simple guide to Powershell Active Directory search

20 February,2012 by Tom Collins

 Working with Powershell and Active Directory simplifies some complex tasks for the DBA.

Active Directory is LDAP compliant. This means the RFC 1779 and RFC 2247 standards are met.

This example lists all employees on an LDAP path. This method requires knowledge of the LDAP path .

 Common Name (cn)

Organizational Unit (ou)

Domain Component (dc)


$group = [ADSI] "LDAP://cn=MYORGAllEmployees,ou=MYORG,dc=south,dc=syborg,dc=net" 
foreach ($member in $group.member) 


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