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Is there any way (short of getting an active directory browser) to view my OU while logged in to the domain?

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Are you a domain admin, or have access to the domain admin tools? – Matt Simmons Jun 9 '09 at 19:44
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Here's a quick VBS script you can use to display your account's DistinguishedName attribute which contains the OU that your account is in:

set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & objSysInfo.UserName)
wscript.echo "DN: " & objUser.distinguishedName

EDIT: I should say that it will display the DN of the account in which context the script is run...

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You beat me to it by about 15 seconds! Zow... – Evan Anderson Jun 9 '09 at 19:48
I beat him but for some reason gpresult /r doesn't work for everyone. "snaps fingers in lost pointage regret" ;-) – MathewC Jun 9 '09 at 19:57
Aye, 'tis true :) +1 though, great command! – squillman Jun 9 '09 at 20:05

gpresult /r

will do it.

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Is this a windows command? Doesn't seem to work. – Luke Jun 9 '09 at 19:48
/r doesn't work for me, although you do get almost everything otherwise with gpresult. – Matt Hanson Jun 9 '09 at 19:48
When I do it there is a user setting section that shows the OU. – MathewC Jun 9 '09 at 19:53
Awesome command that I didn't know about. Thanks! +1 – Matt Simmons Jun 9 '09 at 19:54
/R Displays RSoP summary data. – MathewC Jun 9 '09 at 19:56

I've found that

gpresult -v|more 

also works for this.

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User: adfind -sc u:%username% dn

Computer: adfind -sc c:%computername% dn

Adfind available at

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adfind is one of my favorite AD tools. I <3 joeware. – JamesBarnett Dec 28 '10 at 8:54

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