Active Directory toolbox

Description

This article demonstrates how to use the tools for AD testing and troubleshooting, from the perspective of AD use with Aspera products (Enterprise Server, Faspex, etc).

Environment

  • Operating System: Windows

Usage

These commands need to be executed from a Windows computer that is member of the domain and logged in as a domain user (doesn't have to be a domain administrator in normal cases).

Find a user's DN

dsquery user -name "luke"
dsquery group -name "Aspera Users"

 

Find a user/group SID

dsquery user -name "luke"  |  dsget user -sid
dsquery group -name "Aspera Users"  | dsget group -sid
  • Other attributes:  -email

 

Find groups a user is a member of

dsquery user -name "luke"  |  dsget user -memberof -expand
  • -expand (shows the "expanded" list of groups)

 

Find members of a group

dsquery group -name "Aspera Users" |  dsget group -members -expand
  • -expand (shows the "expanded" list of members)

Check user login

runas  /user:king\luke  cmd   

 

Then in the new cmd run:

 whoami /ALL 

then exit.

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