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blmuzzy

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Browsing Active Directory?
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:31:17 pm »
Is there an [easy] way to present a graphical view of Active Directory hierarchy, like ADUC does or the way AskFilename() does, such that a user could mouse or cursor to the desired level and select an object?

thanks!
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Re: Browsing Active Directory?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 03:16:08 pm »
Sorry no built in Active Directory Browser function available in WinBatch. Have you considered using a WIL Dialog Itembox control?
Anyone here have suggestions on how this might be accomplished using WinBatch?

http://techsupt.winbatch.com/webcgi/webbatch.exe?techsupt/tsleft.web+WIL~Extenders/ADSI+Display~list~of~OUs.txt
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Re: Browsing Active Directory?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 06:44:01 am »
Is there an [easy] way to present a graphical view of Active Directory hierarchy, like ADUC does or the way AskFilename() does, such that a user could mouse or cursor to the desired level and select an object?

thanks!
Bob

There are numerous free tools with a UI available for download including the following tool provided by MSFT's SystemInternals group

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963907.aspx
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blmuzzy

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Re: Browsing Active Directory?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 11:48:56 am »
Deana, That's basically what I did, a series of AskItemList dialogs drilling further down from the start OU to Computers or Groups, then another AskItemList for sub OUs under those, etc.  Navigating a single structure would be easier for the user.

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Re: Browsing Active Directory?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 11:52:56 am »
Td, thanks for the suggestion.  I hadn't used  Sysinternals AD Explorer before.  Closely resembles adsiedit.  I'll look for others you suggested because I want to control the start point of the search vs the domain root, and I want to be able to drill into a container, then return the contents in a .txt file.  My need was to be able to, say, take the 100 members of a group and put them in some other document.  ADUC doesn't export to a file in a convenient manner and when the number is significant, doing so manually isn't practical.