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Get members of Global Security Group via command line

How to list Active Directory security group members?

How to query AD security group members?

List the global security group members and its logon username in Active Directory  using command line.


Using dsquery from command line you can get all the security group members and redirect the output to a text file.

If setting a fine grained password policy in Windows 2012, you will need to set a global security group and apply the PSO or password setting object to the global security group.

This command below will come handy to list the users or members in which the PSO is being applied.

It can also be used to pipe the list of members and set whatever settings that need to be set like all users on the group must change password at next logon.

To use this command must login on the DC or a computer with RSAT and pipe the command to PowerShell using Invoke-Command.

dsquery group DC=Domain_Name,DC=local -name PSO_GlobalSecurity_Group |  dsget group -members

To redirect the output to a text file:

dsquery group DC=Domain_Name,DC=Com -name PSO_GlobalSecurity_Group |  dsget group -members > PSO_SecGroup.txt


To get the  samid or the logon user name of the members of the security group:

dsquery group DC=MyCompany,DC=local -name PSO_GlobalSecurity_Group |  dsget group -members | dsget user -samid



Cheers.. till next time..

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