LDAP Active Directory
Finding the DN (distinguished name) of a user in Active Directory:
You may be aksed to define a DN so that a service can bind to it to authenticate a query. Each user in Active Directory has a distinguished name. However, you cannot find it through the ADUC tool.
From a command prompt type: ldifde -f c:\export.txt
View the export.txt file in Notepad and do a find on the username. For example, you do a find on username zimbrauser. You will see something like this:
This means that zimbrauser is in the OU called External in your AD forest exonlin.intranet.