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

  • Are you a domain admin, or have access to the domain admin tools? – Matt Simmons Jun 9 '09 at 19:44

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...

  • 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
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    Not sure why this is the accepted answer when "whoami /fqdn" is far simpler? – RCross Feb 23 '18 at 10:42

gpresult /r | find "OU"

will do it.

  • 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
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    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

In Command Prompt,

whoami /fqdn
  • Works in the event gpresult yields ERROR: Access Denied. Thanks. – timss Dec 1 '17 at 11:10

I've found that

gpresult -v|more 

also works for this.


User: adfind -sc u:%username% dn

Computer: adfind -sc c:%computername% dn

Adfind available at http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm

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

I am able to run the following in a cmd window

gpresult /r | find "OU"

Example output:

CN=Lastname\, Firstname,OU=Users,OU=Toronto,DC=site,DC=com

    Last time Group Policy was applied: 1/24/2019 at 4:04:04 PM
    Group Policy was applied from:      dc.site.com
    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps
    Domain Name:                        SITE
    Domain Type:                        Windows 2008 or later

It also lists the user groups you are a member of:

The user is a part of the following security groups
    Domain Users
    Performance Log Users
    NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
    This Organization

At a command / powershell prompt:

dsquery user -name <your-user-name>

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