Syntax Issues with Limiting Discovery to an OU
If you receive a syntax error message when you enter an OU path in the Add Active Directory Configuration dialog box, you may need to "escape" special characters. This is an Active Directory requirement.
Special characters include:
, = + < > # ; \ "
To "escape" special characters, precede each with a backslash character (\).
For example, to enter Smith, John, you need to enter a backslash before the comma, as in Smith\, John. The complete LDAP string for a user named Smith, John in a testdomain.com domain would be as follows:
LDAP://OU=Smith\, John, DC=testdomain, DC=com