User Group Membership through nested Groups

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Ale, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Ale

    Ale Guest

    Hi to all,
    is there a way to retrieve the group membership through nested groups?

    I'm using the dsget command but as i read on the web there is no possibility
    to do it:
    dsget group "CN=Domain Admins,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com" -members -

    Thanks in advance
    Ale, Dec 4, 2008
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  2. Ale

    Marcin Guest

    try adfind from Assuming you are running Windows Server 2003
    SP2 or later, the following should be able to give you what you need:
    adfind -b dc=contoso,dc=com -s subtree -f

    For more info, refer to

    Marcin, Dec 5, 2008
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  3. Ale

    Ale Guest

    Hi Marcin,

    thanks for the suggestion but the problem is still the same.
    I can't retrieve the users with the Domain Admins group set as "Primary
    Is there way to workaround this problem?

    Ale, Dec 5, 2008
  4. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Dec 5, 2008
  5. Meinolf Weber, Dec 5, 2008
  6. Hello Ale,

    BTW, do you have Macintosh clients or POSIX compliant applications running
    or why did you change the primary group?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Dec 5, 2008
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