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PowerShell: Find all enabled user accounts

Some time ago, I was asked to provide a list of all enabled user accounts in Active Directory. My thoughts immediately went to PowerShell, assuming that there would be tools available to achieve that task. I knew that the Get-ADUser query, combined with a parameter, would likely be the ticket.

Using the -ldapfilter parameter to only return results that had a useraccountcontrol value of 512, I omitted the other values, and opted to send the results to a text file. As per this article, useraccountcontrol values are cumulative, meaning that a value of512 means a “normal” user account, which is not disabled.

My query looked like this: get-aduser -ldapfilter "(useraccountcontrol=512)))", and returned the results we wanted.

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