Manage Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

How to query Active Directory for the altrecipient field

SearchExchange.com expert David Sengupta provides the best non-script method for performing an Active Directory query to find out who has the altrecipient field filled out for Microsoft Exchange.

I have an Active Directory with Microsoft Exchange mail servers. I need to search Active Directory to find out who currently has the altrecipient field filled out. Is there a way to do this without writing a script?
Since Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 rely on Active Directory, technically what you're asking is how to query Active Directory for the altrecipient field. The best non-script method that comes to my mind is to use the CSVDE tool. Have a look at Microsoft's article entitled " Import or export directory objects using CSVDE" for more information on how to use CSVDE.

Do you have comments on this Ask the Expert Q&A? Let us know.

Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Exchange Admin 101: An introduction to DSAccess
  • Primer: NNTP, X.400 and LDAP messaging standards
  • 15 tips in 15 minutes: Managing recipients and distribution lists
  • Reference Center: Exchange and Active Directory tips and resources
  • This was last published in May 2006

    Dig Deeper on Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory



    Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

    Have a question for an expert?

    Please add a title for your question

    Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

    You will be able to add details on the next page.

    Start the conversation

    Send me notifications when other members comment.

    By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

    Please create a username to comment.