JSI Tip 7707. What user accounts in my domain have no Manager configured?

Using the Active Directory command-line tools, in a Windows 2000 domain, or Windows Server 2003 domain, I have scripted NoManager.bat to display all the distinguished names of domain users who have no Manager configured.

The syntax for using NoManager.bat is:


The output is displayed on the CMD console, but you can pipe it to a file using the following syntax:


You can use the output in subsequent commands, as in:

for /f "Tokens=*" %%i in ('NoManager') do SomeCommand %%i

NoManager.bat contains:

@echo off
if exist "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM1" del /q "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM1"
if exist "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM2" del /q "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM2"
set query=dsquery * domainroot -filter "(&(objectCategory=Person)(objectClass=User)(sAMAccountName=*))" -attr distinguishedName manager -limit 0
for /f "Tokens=*" %%u in ('%query%') do set line=%%u&call :parse
if not exist "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM1" goto done
sort "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM1" /O "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM2"
type "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM2"
del /q "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM1"
del /q "%TEMP%\NoManager.TM2"
exit /b 0
if /i "%line:~0,17%" NEQ "distinguishedName" goto detail
set /a pos=17
set /a pos=%pos% + 1
call set work=%%line:~%pos%^,8%%
if /i "%work%" NEQ " manager" goto :loop
set /a pos=%pos% + 1
set /a len=%pos% - 2
goto :EOF
call set mgr=%%line:~%pos%%%
if "%mgr:~0,8%" NEQ "        " goto :EOF
call set dn="%%line:~0,%len%%%"
set dn=%dn:   =%
set dn=%dn:  =%
set dn=%dn: "="%
@echo %dn%>>"%TEMP%\NoManager.TM1"

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