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Can SQL queries access and update Active Directory?

Is possible to run SQL queries to gather information and update Active Directory?

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Since Active Directory is an LDAP-based directory service, you can run queries and updates against it using most utilities that adhere to the LDAP specifications. This includes the built-in GUI and command-line interfaces, as well as third-party utilities such as adfind and admod from Joeware.net.

This was first published in December 2005

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