I am running the following command in an attempt to export all of the groups from my domain.

ldifde -f export_Groups_NO_Members.ldf -s XXX -d "dc=XXX,dc=XXX,dc=XXX" -p subtree –r "(&(ObjectCategory=group)(objectclass=group)(name=*))" -l "cn,name,sAMAccountName,grouptype,objectclass" -j c:\

When I run this, I get the error Invalid Parameter: Bad argument '-r', but I am almost positive that the syntax on the LDAP filter is correct. Can someone see what is wrong here?


That '-r' is not a hyphen. It is an "em dash". Perhaps you copied and pasted that from Word/Outlook that auto-corrected your hyphen.

  • Yes Greg. Very good catch. Now I feel silly. Thanks so much!
    – TonyD
    Jan 17 '13 at 15:15

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