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

View active directory objects.

   DSGet Computer
   DSGet Contact
   DSGet Group
   DSGet OU
   DSGet Partition
   DSGet Quota
   DSGet Server
   DSGet Subnet
   DSGet User

Special characters in distinguished names

Commas within a CN must be escaped with the backslash \ character
e.g. "CN=Company\, Inc.,CN=Users,DC=ss64,DC=com"

Backslashes must also be escaped with a backslash
for example, "CN=Sales\\ Latin America,OU=Distribution Lists,DC=ss64,DC=com"

If any value contains spaces, use quotation marks:
e.g. "CN=John Smith,CN=Users,DC=SS64,DC=com"

You can pipe results from DSQUERY into DSGet in order to view multiple objects. If the DN contains any commas or backslashes you will need to redirect to a file first and add the escape characters as above.

Special Tokens
The token $username$ (case insensitive) can be used to place the SAM account name.
Entering * as a password will cause DSMOD to prompt for the new password.

For any DS command you can enter multiple values separated by spaces.
e. class="quote"g. to modify several user accounts at once just supply a list of the distinguished names separated with spaces.

“A good reputation is more valuable than money” - Publilius Syrus


DSAdd - Add object
DSMod - Modify object
DSGet - Display object
DSMove - Move object
DSQuery - Search for objects
DSRM - Delete object
CSVDE - Import or export AD info in CSV format.
LDIFDE - Edit AD Objects, extend schema, import or export AD information.
Q322684 - Directory Service Command-Line Tools
Equivalent bash commands (Linux): ldapmodify - Modify Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

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