Exporting Active Directory user info to CSV

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Active Directory User Profiles
CSV
Security in 2010
Windows
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server Security
Windows Server User Profiles
Can we export all of our AD data to a CSV file for backup purposes? Can we export the passwords as well? Will they  be encrypted? Where can we find the encryption key so we can make heads or tales of them.



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Windows server 2008 r2

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This can be perceived as a hacking question. There is no way to export the actual passwords from AD. All you can get from AD are the password hashes and that will have to be done directly on a domain controller. You can use dsquery or the excellent PowerGUI utility to get a list of AD users.

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  • RaveDJ
    The tool best suited for your requirement is likely csvde: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732101(WS.10).aspx As the previous answer suggests, exporting password hashes is possible, running as an Administrator, but this is not a reliable way to backup your AD database. For backup, you should use the native Windows Backup utility.
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