Characters with Accents and LDAP search

  • Last Post 14 April 2017
SWD1 posted this 23 October 2006

st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }

Hi all,

I’m using
the following script to find a user which works
fine so long as
the CN value doesn’t contain a
character with an accent, in the example below I’ve used Léo Apotheker, unfortunately the letter é
produces an ‘Object not found
error’. Does anyone have any
idea what is going on here? Is the problem with VBScript or AD?

Many thanks


Set dso =

Set objUser = dso.OpenDSObject( _

Apotheker,OU=Staff,DC=Domain,DC=Com", _


"password", _


= Disabled


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listmail posted this 02 November 2006

st1\:* {
BEHAVIOR: url(#default#ieooui)
@page Section1 {size: 595.3pt 841.9pt; margin: 72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; }
P.MsoNormal {
FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"
LI.MsoNormal {
FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"
DIV.MsoNormal {
FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"
A:link {
COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline
SPAN.MsoHyperlink {
COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline
A:visited {
COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline
SPAN.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {
COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline
SPAN.EmailStyle17 {
COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-style-type: personal-compose
DIV.Section1 {
page: Section1

I don't have any problem running that script and binding to
an ID with accents...

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Thiago.Pereira posted this 13 April 2017

Pick one

LDAP Query to Find Enabled Users


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gazzadownunder posted this 13 April 2017

This should do the trick, I haven't tested but it should put you on the right track.
 (&(objectclass=user)(objectcategory=user)(!postOfficeBox=SRV)(company=PSEBAS)( !userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))
On Apr 13, 2017 10:45 AM, adriaoramos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Please, I need to search all user in my company that are active, don’t have the word SRV in P O BOx attribute and PSEBA Sin company attribute  . I created this ldap search, but there is something wrong in it. Can anyone help me with it?

(|(sAMAccountType=805306368)(&(isDeleted=TRUE)(objectClass=user)(!(objectClass=computer)&(objectClass=user)(!postOfficeBox=SRV)(objectClass=user)(company=PSEBAS)&(objectClass=user) userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))))

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darren posted this 14 April 2017

On a related note, do NOT queries still kill use of indexing in AD? I know that was the mantra many moons ago but curious if it’s still the case.





DonH posted this 14 April 2017

The presence of a NOT clause doesn’t completely kill indexing, but the NOT clause itself cannot be indexed.  The problem is that attributes that you do not have read access to are supposed to behave as if they have no values.  On a “positive” search clause the DSA can filter out results that show up in the index but that you shouldn’t be able to see, but with a NOT clause it has no way to add in the results that aren’t really in that section of the index but because of security restrictions should appear to be so. DonH