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How To: Display the properties of the members of a group

This articles explains how to use the ASQ server side control to return the display name and email address of all the members of a specific group.

First go to the Search option under Users in the left hand pane, deselect the Return Users Only option, and then enter the name of the group in the username field, click Go.

Select the required group from the list of returned results and then right click on the item, from the context menu, select Use With -> LDAP Search.  This will populate the LDAP Search option with the details of the group.

Click on the More button, In the Server Side controls section, select the Attribute Scope Query option, and set the Search Scope to Base Level.

In the Attributes field enter, ‘Member, displayname, mail’ and click Go.

In this example we are only returning the display name and email address for the members, however, you can specify any of the user’s attributes you want to display, they just need to be added to the Attributes list.

With this example we don’t specifying which objects to return, we can restrict the results to only user accounts, by changing the filter to (objectclass=user) or (objectclass=group) to only return the groups that are members.

Attributes=Member, displayname, mail

Related items:

ASQ details
User Search
LDAP Search - Options
LDAP Favorties

How To: Display deleted objects

By default, objects deleted in Active Directory are not visible.  NetTools provides the ability to quickly and easily to display deleted and recycled objects.  From the LDAP Search click on the More button to display the Advanced options, select the Deleted and Recycled objects options.


With these options selected, queries will include the Deleted Objects contain in searches.  Also with these options selected the LDAP Browser, and OU Selector will display the Deleted Objects Container.

To use these server side controls the user context that runs the query or browsing the directory, must have administrator rights.  You can use the Credentials option to specify a user context that has rights.

Related Items:

LDAP Search - Options
LDAP Search
LDAP Browser

How To: Run NetTools

NetTools consists of a single executable, which doesn't need to be installed and can be run from any location, be it a network share, local drive or removal storage.  The location can be read-only however, in this case the option to save lists and favorite queries will not be available.

The NetTools.ini configuration file should be located in the same directory as the executable.