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

Display computer object(s) from active directory.

      DSGET Computer Computer_DN [-dn] [-samid]
         [-sid] [-desc] [-loc] [-disabled] 
            [{-s Server | -d Domain}]   [-u UserName]  [-p {Password | *}]
                [-c] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}] [-part PartitionDN [-qlimit] [-qused]]

      DSGET Computer Computer_DN [-memberof [-expand]] [{-s Server | -d Domain}]
         [-u UserName] [-p {Password | *}]
            [-c] [-q] [-l] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}]
   Computer_DN  Distinguished Name of the computer object list (first variation) or 
                single computer (second variation) to view.

   -dn      Display the distinguished name
   -samid   Display the Security Account Manager (SAM) account name
   -sid     Display the computer security IDs (SID)
   -desc    Display the description
   -loc     Display the location

  -disabled Display the disabled status (Yes/No)

  -memberof Display the immediate list of groups of which the computer is a member.
   -expand  Display the recursively expanded list of groups of which the computer is a member. 

   -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.

   -part    Connect to the directory partition PartitionDN
   -qlimit  Display the effective quota of the computer in PartitionDN
   -qused   Display how much of its quota a computer has used in PartitionDN

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

To also make the computer a member of a specific group (for applying group policy), use the -memberof option.


Display the list of all groups, to which pc64 belongs:

C:\> dsget computer cn=pc64,ou=computers,dc=ss64,dc=com -memberof -expand

Display the descriptions of all computers in an organizational unit (OU) named France whose name starts with "pari"

C:\> dsquery computer OU=France,DC=ss64,DC=Com -name pari* | dsget computer -desc

“Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked” ~ Jeff Pesis


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

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