One thing that really bugs me is there is no easy way to grab some email addresses from a distribution group. Usually I end up expanded the group to list all the users and then I have to go to the Outlook properties of each user to view the email address. Heck, I can’t even copy the email address from there…instead I have to write it down. This can be a pain for companies that have long complex email addresses.
I’ve finally figured out a way to export this info into a text file…no one said I was quick. :,,) To do this you just need to use either CSVDE or LDIFDE. I use mail as the attribute I pull from these commands but you could really use any AD attribute that you want to pull.
csvde -f c:tempreport.txt -r "memberOf=cn=group name,ou=ou name,dc=domain,dc=name" -l mail
ldifde -f c:tempreport.txt -r "memberOf=cn=group name,ou=ou name,dc=domain,dc=name" -l mail
This may not be the cleanest way to pull this data but at least now I can copy and paste the email addresses.