DSGET OU (installable option either via RSAT /AD DS or adminpack.msi)

Display OU(s) from active directory.

Syntax
      DSGET OU OrganizationalUnitDN [-dn]  [-desc] 
         [{-s Server | -d Domain}]   [-u UserName]  [-p {Password | *}]
            [-c] [-q] [-l] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}]  

Key
   OrganizationalUnitDN  Distinguished Name of the OU to view.

   -dn      Display the distinguished name
   -desc    Display the description

   -s       Server to connect to (Default=the domain controller in the logon domain.)
   -d       Domain to connect to.

   -u       Username with which the user logs on to a remote server. 
   -p       Password     (UserName or Domain\UserName or Username@domain.com)

   -c       Report errors, but continue with the next object after any error (when you specify multiple objects)
            by default dsget will exit when the first error occurs.
   -q       Quiet, suppress all output
   -l       Display entries in a list format. By default, dsget outputs a table format.

   -uc      Unicode format
   -uco     Unicode format for output only
   -uci     Unicode format for input only

Dsget can accept stdin from the keyboard, from a redirected file, or as piped output from another command e.g. DSQuery

Examples

Display the descriptions of all OUs in the current domain:

C:\> dsquery ou | dsget ou -desc

“Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement” ~ Louis D. Brandeis

Related commands:

DSAdd - Add object
DSGet - Display object
DSMod - Modify object
DSMove - Move object
DSQuery - Search for objects
DSRM - Delete object
PowerShell: Get-adOrganizationalUnit - Get one or more AD OUs


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