Search Syntax

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Search Syntax

Art Imagesearch.vbsadspath [/C:criteria] [/P:properties] [/S:scope] [/O: outputfile] [/U:username] [/W:password] [/Q]


  • adspath
    Specifies the AdsPath of the root of the search (mandatory).
  • /C: criteria
    Specifies the criteria for the search (Default = "ObjectCategory=*").
  • /P: properties
    Specifies the properties to be retrieved (default = AdsPath).
  • /S: scope
    Specifies the scope of the search (default = OneLevel).
  • **/U: usernameand **/W:password
    Specifies the user name and password of the current user.
  • /Q
    Suppresses all output messages.
  • /O: outputfile
    Specifies the search result output file name.


Only the adspath parameter is mandatory. The default criteria is ObjectCategory =* (all classes), the default property to be retrieved is AdsPath, and the default scope is OneLevel. The default of username and password are those of the current user.

See Also


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Search Remarks
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