Command to display current default containers? RRS feed

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  • I found redirusr and redircmp command to make changes, but is there a command that will list what the current state is for default locations without making any changes?
    Friday, April 27, 2012 3:16 AM


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  • I'm sure this isn't the best way, but you're looking for a container that is NOT a criticalsystemobject.  by default "computers" is.  Run this PS script for a list of containers and OUs that ARE criticalsystemobjects.  I've hacked out some that I know to be false positives.

    $x = Get-ADObject -Filter {isCriticalSystemObject -eq $true} | Where {($_.objectclass -eq 'container' -or $_.objectclass -eq 'organizationalUnit') -and (-not ($_.DistinguishedName -like '*ForeignSecurityPrincipals,DC*')) -and (-not ($_.DistinguishedName -like '*CN=System,DC*')) -and (-not ($_.DistinguishedName -like '*Domain Controllers,DC*')) -and (-not ($_.DistinguishedName -like '*ForeignSecurityPrincipals*'))} 
    $x | ft *dname

    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Friday, April 27, 2012 4:57 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by MyGposts Friday, April 27, 2012 5:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rick TanModerator Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2:31 AM
    Friday, April 27, 2012 4:30 AM
  • Friday, April 27, 2012 5:05 AM
  • This is not what I'm looking for.  I would need to see the current settings even if they are set for the default containers.  Looking for a native command rather than a script if possible.  I was thinking maybe there is a command like redirusr with a switch that listed what was already set rather than changing it to something different.
    Friday, April 27, 2012 5:05 AM
  • There isn't a native command.  My powershell example does what you need (note my picture, it returned the current default containers), why would you be opposed to running 2 lines of code anyway?

    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    Friday, April 27, 2012 5:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for the post.

    Agree with Mike, there is no redirusr switch to display the current default containers.

    If there are more inquiries on this issue, please feel free to let us know.


    Rick Tan

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:01 AM
  • recently found this:

    Get-ADDomain | Select UsersContainer, SystemsContainer

    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:44 PM
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:44 PM
  • I would say the most accurate way to do this is to read the "WellKnownObjects" attribute of the domain NC head:

    Sample (as you can see I've choosen to redirect the default computers location to an OU:)

    wellKnownObjects (11): B:32:AA312825768811D1ADED00C04FD8D5CD:OU=Staging Computers,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:6227F0AF1FC2410D8E3BB10615BB5B0F:CN=NTDS Quotas,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:F4BE92A4C777485E878E9421D53087DB:CN=Microsoft,CN=Program Data,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:09460C08AE1E4A4EA0F64AEE7DAA1E5A:CN=Program Data,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:22B70C67D56E4EFB91E9300FCA3DC1AA:CN=ForeignSecurityPrincipals,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:18E2EA80684F11D2B9AA00C04F79F805:CN=Deleted Objects,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:2FBAC1870ADE11D297C400C04FD8D5CD:CN=Infrastructure,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:AB8153B7768811D1ADED00C04FD8D5CD:CN=LostAndFound,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:AB1D30F3768811D1ADED00C04FD8D5CD:CN=System,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:A361B2FFFFD211D1AA4B00C04FD7D83A:OU=Domain Controllers,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com; B:32:A9D1CA15768811D1ADED00C04FD8D5CD:CN=Users,DC=eur,DC=corp,DC=chrisse,DC=com;


    Enfo Zipper
    Christoffer Andersson – Principal Advisor - Directory Services Blog

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:57 PM