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Andrew Carney
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I am using this query to get the OUs below a certain OU location from my LDAP:

String filter = "(&(description=*)(objectCategory=organizationalUnit))";
NamingEnumeration results =, filter, controls);

The method which runs this search receives the distinguishedName as a parameter. This distinguishedName specifies from which place to start the search.
The problem is that I receive all the OUs below the OU stated at the distinguishedName but I also receive the OU of the distinguishedName itself.
I would like to remove this OU from the results and for that I assume I need to add to the filter a requirement that distinguishedName != to the distinguishedName I receive as parameter. I tried few variations of the condition yet with no success. Can someone please help me correct this filter so it will match my requirement ?

Thank you in advance.
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