A Quick Tip To Get Members Of Security Groups

by [Published on 17 Sept. 2009 / Last Updated on 4 April 2009]

This article explains a command which you can use to get the members of security group or security groups mentioned in a text file.

The below command can be used to get the list of members of a security groups mentioned in a text file. This is very useful when you want a list of user accounts for Security Groups.

Steps:

  1. Create a text file: GroupNames.txt
  2. Copy all the group names (do not copy the DN of the Group, only the group name. For example, Administrator)
  3. Run the following command:

For /f "Tokens=*" %a in (GroupNames.txt) Do DsQuery group -name "%a" | DsGet group -members -expand > GroupName_%a.txt

The above command will create a file by that group name and all the members of that group will be saved in that group file.

Required files:

Please make sure you have the below mentioned files on the computer where you are running the above command.

  • DSQuery
  • DsGet

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The Author — Nirmal Sharma

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP, and was awarded Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles for various online communities. Nirmal can also be found contributing to PowerShell based Dynamic Packs for ADHealthProf.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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