JSI Tip 5850. How do I retrieve computer names in my domain?

Using NETDOM from the Windows 2000 Support Tools, or NETDOM from the .NET Server support tools, or NETDOM from the Windows XP support tools, and $poslen, I have scripted Computers.bat.

The syntax for using Computers.bat is:

Computers Objects

where Objects is a string made up of one or more of the following computer types:

  W - Member Workstations
  S - Member Servers
  P - PDC (emulator)
  D - Domain Controllers.

Sample Usage

To generate a file of all the computers in your domain:

computers WDS>Drive:\Folder\Computers.txt

To process all the computer names in a batch file:

@echo off
for /f "Tokens=*" %%a in ('computers WSD') do call HideFromAddRemove "\\%%a" "Microsoft Windows Critical Update Notification"
goto :EOF

Computers.bat contains:

@echo off
if \{%1\}

\{\} goto syntax set object=%1 set object=%object:"=% set /a cnt=0 :verify call $poslen %object% %cnt% 1 if /i "%$substring%" EQU "W" set /a cnt=%cnt% + 1&goto verify if /i "%$substring%" EQU "S" set /a cnt=%cnt% + 1&goto verify if /i "%$substring%" EQU "P" set /a cnt=%cnt% + 1&goto verify if /i "%$substring%" EQU "D" set /a cnt=%cnt% + 1&goto verify if /i not "%$substring%"

"ECHO is on." goto syntax set /a cnt=0 :loop call $poslen %object% %cnt% 1 if /i "%$substring%" EQU "W" set ot=WORKSTATION&goto loopinc if /i "%$substring%" EQU "S" set ot=SERVER&goto loopinc if /i "%$substring%" EQU "P" set ot=PDC&goto loopinc if /i "%$substring%" EQU "D" set ot=DC&goto loopinc endlocal goto :EOF :loopinc set /a cnt=%cnt% + 1 For /f "Skip=1 Tokens=1" %%i in ('netdom query %ot%') do call :computer "%%i" goto loop :Syntax @echo Syntax: Computers Objects endlocal goto :EOF :computer set machine=%1 set machine=%machine:"=% if "%machine%" EQU "The" goto :EOF if "%machine%" EQU "Directory" goto :EOF call set machine=%%machine:.%USERDNSDOMAIN%^=%% @echo %machine%

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