O'Reilly logo

Active Directory Cookbook by Robbie Allen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

7.3. Viewing the Nested Members of a Group

Problem

You want to view the nested members of a group.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

  2. If you need to change domains, right-click on Active Directory Users and Computers in the left pane, select Connect to Domain, enter the domain name, and click OK.

  3. In the left pane, right-click on the domain and select Find.

  4. Enter the name of the group and click Find Now.

  5. Double-click on the group in the bottom results pane.

  6. Click the Members tab.

  7. You now have to double-click on each group member to view its membership.

Using a command-line interface

> dsget group "<GroupDN>" -members -expand

Using VBScript

' This code prints the nested membership of a group.
' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strGroupDN = "<GroupDN>" ' e.g. cn=SalesGroup,ou=Groups,dc=rallencorp,dc=com ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- strSpaces = " " set dicSeenGroupMember = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary") Wscript.Echo "Members of " & strGroupDN & ":" DisplayMembers "LDAP://" & strGroupDN, strSpaces, dicSeenGroupMember Function DisplayMembers ( strGroupADsPath, strSpaces, dicSeenGroupMember) set objGroup = GetObject(strGroupADsPath) for each objMember In objGroup.Members Wscript.Echo strSpaces & objMember.Name if objMember.Class = "group" then if dicSeenGroupMember.Exists(objMember.ADsPath) then Wscript.Echo strSpaces & " ^ already seen group member " & _ "(stopping to avoid loop)" else dicSeenGroupMember.Add objMember.ADsPath, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required