Find LDAP DN of Users and Groups using the Command Line

I always forget this command, so here’s a handy reference (for moi):

Find LDAP Path of… Command
OU dsquery OU –name “OU name”
Group dsquery group –name “Group name”
Username dsquery user –name username
Computer dsquery computer -name computername


Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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2 comments on “Find LDAP DN of Users and Groups using the Command Line
  1. Arvinder Singh says:

    Thank you Chrissy. While I went through a lot of other articles giving overwhelming but hard to understand or unnecessary information, you on the other hand were right on spot.

  2. Pawan says:

    Thank you Chrissy

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