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Erick Kinnee15-Oct-12 4:37
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Hello all. I think I'm over using DirectoryEntry but I'm not sure how to do what I want in any other way.Confused | :confused:

What this tool is supposed to do is connect to the machines listed in AD and retrieve the members of the "Administrators" group on the local machine.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.DirectoryServices;
using System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory;
using System.Data;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
namespace FindAdmins
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Setup the LDAP connection to the domain your user is part of.
            string connectionPrefix = "LDAP://" + FriendlyDomainToLdapDomain(Environment.UserDomainName);
            DirectoryEntry entry = new DirectoryEntry(connectionPrefix);
            DirectorySearcher mySearcher = new DirectorySearcher(entry);
            //Find only computers
            mySearcher.Filter = "(objectClass=computer)";
            //Performance tweaks
            mySearcher.PageSize = 50000;
            mySearcher.SizeLimit = 100000;
            mySearcher.Asynchronous = true;
            //Only want common name
            //Find everything
            SearchResultCollection results = mySearcher.FindAll();
            Console.WriteLine("Number of machines found: " + results.Count);
            int count = 0;
            //DataTable for results
            DataTable table = new DataTable();
            table.TableName = Environment.UserDomainName;
            //Since we have all machines in the domain we loop over them
            foreach (SearchResult result in results)
                //DirectoryEntry direntry = new DirectoryEntry(result.Path);

                //Tracking progress
                Console.Write(count + "\r");
                    //Connect directly to the machine.
                    DirectoryEntry remMachine = new DirectoryEntry("WinNT://" + result.Properties["cn"][0].ToString() + ",Computer");
                    //Read the members of "Administrators" local group
                    DirectoryEntry admGroup = remMachine.Children.Find("administrators", "group");
                    object members = admGroup.Invoke("members", null);
                    //Loop over the members and see if they are a group themselves.
                    foreach (object groupMember in (IEnumerable)members)
                        DirectoryEntry member = new DirectoryEntry(groupMember);
                        //If it's a group, get the members.
                        if (member.SchemaClassName == "Group")
                            object admMembers = member.Invoke("members", null);
                            foreach (object admMember in (IEnumerable)admMembers)
                                DirectoryEntry membername = new DirectoryEntry(admMember);
                                DataRow dr = table.NewRow();
                                dr["Machine"] = remMachine.Name.ToString();
                                dr["Group"] = member.Name.ToString();
                                dr["User"] = membername.Name.ToString();
                        //Just a user, write it down
                        else if (member.SchemaClassName == "User")
                            DataRow dr = table.NewRow();
                            dr["Machine"] = remMachine.Name.ToString();
                            dr["Group"] = "Administrators";
                            dr["User"] = member.Name.ToString();
                catch (Exception e)
                    //writer.WriteLine("  " + e.Message);
            //table.WriteXml(@"C:\admins.xml", XmlWriteMode.WriteSchema, true);
            table.WriteXml(@"C:\admins.xml", true);
            //table.WriteXmlSchema(@"C:\admins.xsd", true);
        //Find the LDAP domain given the NT domain of the user running the tool
        public static string FriendlyDomainToLdapDomain(string friendlyDomainName)
            string ldapPath = null;
                DirectoryContext objContext = new DirectoryContext(DirectoryContextType.Domain, friendlyDomainName);
                Domain objDomain = Domain.GetDomain(objContext);
                ldapPath = objDomain.Name;
            catch (DirectoryServicesCOMException e)
                ldapPath = e.Message.ToString();
            return ldapPath;

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