The "dsget user -memberof -expand" command returns incorrect results in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7, you run the dsget user command. When you run this command together with the –memberof switch and together with the –expand switch, the output is incorrect. Both group information and user information are displayed. However, you expect that only the group information is displayed.

For a sample command that reproduces this issue, see the "More information" section.

CAUSE

The Dsget.exe utility incorrectly calculates the group membership of a user when the -memberof and -expand switches are used.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
Additionally, the computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 must have the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) role installed. Or, the computer that is running Windows 7 must have Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dsadd.exe6.1.7600.1638564,00014-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsget.exe6.1.7600.2064281,40812-Feb-201020:15x86
Dsmod.exe6.1.7600.1638561,44014-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsmove.exe6.1.7600.1638531,74414-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsquery.exe6.1.7600.1638575,77614-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsrm.exe6.1.7600.1638535,84014-Jul-200901:14x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dsadd.exe6.1.7600.1638577,31214-Jul-200901:39x64
Dsget.exe6.1.7600.2064296,25612-Feb-201009:44x64
Dsmod.exe6.1.7600.1638575,26414-Jul-200901:39x64
Dsmove.exe6.1.7600.1638535,32814-Jul-200901:39x64
Dsquery.exe6.1.7600.1638598,81614-Jul-200901:39x64
Dsrm.exe6.1.7600.1638540,96014-Jul-200901:39x64
Dsadd.exe6.1.7600.1638564,00014-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsget.exe6.1.7600.2064281,40812-Feb-201020:15x86
Dsmod.exe6.1.7600.1638561,44014-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsmove.exe6.1.7600.1638531,74414-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsquery.exe6.1.7600.1638575,77614-Jul-200901:14x86
Dsrm.exe6.1.7600.1638535,84014-Jul-200901:14x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Sample command to reproduce this issue

The following is a sample of a command that reproduces this issue when you run the command from an elevated command prompt:
dsget user "CN=Administrator,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com" -memberof -expand
The output of this command resembles the following:
"CN=Group Policy Creator Owners,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Domain Admins,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Enterprise Admins,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Schema Admins,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Administrators,CN=Builtin,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Domain Users,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Denied RODC Password Replication Group,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Users,CN=Builtin,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=Administrator,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=CTSLAB,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
"CN=krbtgt,CN=Users,DC=testdomain,DC=com"
In this output, the last three items are user accounts. These items should not be listed because they are not groups.

For more information about the dsget command, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
How to use the "dsget" command to display the properties of a user in the directory
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,458
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_2a633bc3dcc8e93d6cf964c3bcd63cb4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_d9ff9324b1b2e994.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size733
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-d..s-commandline-tools_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_c85735c6ec7fd424.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,997
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:25
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_2a633bc3dcc8e93d6cf964c3bcd63cb4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_361e2ea86a105aca.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size735
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_481b3636ef0554ba993e5c6751fccd21_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_07d77bbd29b3543e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size737
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-d..s-commandline-tools_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_2475d14aa4dd455a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,001
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,349
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-d..s-commandline-tools_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_c85735c6ec7fd424.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,997
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)23:23
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 980254 - Last Review: April 14, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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