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Searching the Global Catalog

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to connect to and search the global catalog.

The following example demonstrates how to connect to and search the global catalog for all the users in the Fabrikam forest:

Get-ADObject -Filter 'ObjectClass -eq "users"' –Server corp-DC12:3268 -SearchBase 'DC=Fabrikam,DC=com' -Properties Name,sAMAccountName | FT Name,sAMAccountName

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ADObject, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ADObject –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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