I'm a software developer currently stuck to support CyberArk at a large company. I need to pull up a list of accounts that is belong to a certain user. For example, let's said I have a user account named Bob and I want to find all the accounts that belong to Bob in AD meaning on the Organization tab of a user properties, the Manager should be Bob.

I've absolutely zero knowledge regarding AD except the very basic. Is there a way to do it? I only have access to "Active Directory Users and Computers" tool and I'm not even sure if I have enough privilege to run script or install powershell to do it but would like to know the script or powershell command to do so if there is one.

  • Why would a person have more then one account? – Zoredache Nov 23 '11 at 3:57
  • One account is for normal login and another one is for installing software/hardware which have higher privileges. Also, there might be say an application account that is associated with a user as far as I understand. – Jack Nov 23 '11 at 23:34

Install Powershell and the Quest cmdlets.

Then you could use something like this:

Get-QADUser -SearchRoot "DC=Company,DC=com" -LdapFilter '(&(manager=cn=Bart De Vos,ou=IT,dc=Company,dc=com)(objectCategory=User))'

You could also use the query in the advanced search box of AD.

(&(manager=cn=Bart De Vos,ou=IT,dc=Company,dc=com)(objectCategory=User))

You don't need any special rights for this, all members of the domain have full read-access to it.

  • Thank you for your tips butI do not have enough permission to run it. sigh... – Jack Nov 23 '11 at 23:34
  • @Jack: Try getting the permission, not much you can do otherwise. Make sure to open your powershell with a domainuser that has rights on the DC (Rightclick + Shift on the shortcut -> Run As) – Bart De Vos Nov 24 '11 at 8:28
  • Even without the Quest (or Microsoft's ActiveDirectory PowerShell module) you can use the provided LDAP query with the built-in DS suite tools: dsquery * -filter "(&(manager=cn=Bart De Vos,ou=IT,dc=Company,dc=com)(objectCategory=User))" – jscott May 8 '12 at 23:29

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