LDAP query for importing Distribution list and Users from Active Directory in SharePoint


  • Hello All,

    I was trying to import new Distribution group from my Active Directory but I was unable to do that. On investigating I found out that it was impossible as I was not using the LDAP Query for importing Group viz. located at "Shared Services Administration: SSP > User Profile and Properties > Manage Connections" Edit connection and you can see the configuration for same. I am using default configuration viz. User Filter  : (&(objectCategory=Person)(objectClass=User)) By this it imports all new Users added to system. I am looking for answer of two questions :

    1) How it is possible that it has existing distribution list and not newly added distribution list. ( I have crawl schedule every day)

    2) How can we automate the task of importing newly distriubution list as well as users in one User Filter ( LDAP Query ) ?


    Thanks in advance.

    SP Learner

    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 7:29 PM


All replies

  • Hi,


    If you want to import AD distribution groups or users into your SSP, you can use the following user filter to import them into your SSP.


    (|(objectCategory=Person)(objectClass=User)( objectClass=Group))


    If you want to find all users or groups objects created after a specified date (01/01/2010), use the following filter.




    For more information about LDAP syntax, please refer to the following articles:





    Hope this is helpful to you.


    Rock Wang

    Rock Wang– MSFT
    Friday, May 07, 2010 1:54 AM
  • Thanks Rock wang for you reply I tried few things but concluded one thing that without doing much modification one can easily import Security Group. And my network admin was fine with creation of Security group which I wanted so I hadn't looked further on this. But appreciated your reply.



    SP Learner

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:48 PM