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KB-3127: Getting the OU or Container of a Centrify-joined computer via command line.

Centrify DirectControl ,   Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

12 April,16 at 11:09 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl

Question:

Is there a command line way of getting the current OU or Container that a Centrify-joined computer is located in? 


Answer:

The adquery command can also be used to query computer objects as well and is able to return this information.

For example, if a Mac machine with the hostname "test-mac" is located in the "/Testing OU/Mac Computers/" OU, then the command: 
  • adquery user -C test-mac$

Will return the canonical name: domain.com/Testing OU/Mac Computers/test-mac 

Alternatively, the distinguished name can also be queried for as well:
  • adquery user -D test-mac$

Returns: CN=test-mac,OU=Mac Computers,OU=Testing OU,DC=domain,DC=com 


The variable $HOSTNAME could also be substituted into run the commands without specifying the hostname directly:
  • adquery user -C $HOSTNAME$
  • adquery user -D $HOSTNAME$
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