Search results for: “get-aduser”

  • PowerShell: Default properties

    Last week, when describing how to return specific properties, I mentioned that the command returns some standard properties, which is why I didn’t have to specify that it should get the Displayname for the members of the group. What properties are by default returned for the commonly used commands?

  • PowerShell: Return multiple specific properties

    The script I described a few weeks ago for finding all members of several groups is serving me very well indeed. I was recently asked to provide both the display name and the login name for each member in the group. This was readily achieved by modifying the script slightly. The rest of the script […]

  • Powershell: A script to find all members of several groups refined

    One of the scripts that I use most often is the one I wrote about back in September of 2019. Usually, I only run it for up to ten or so groups, so it’s not a big problem to simply swap out the group name, rince and repeat. Recently, however, I needed to run it […]

  • Finding the full OU path of an AD OU

    Using PowerShell, I was building a script to identify a subset of the groups in a given organizational unit (OU). As you may know, these are built up of subsections with the prefixes CN (common name) and DC (Domain Component). In order to have the script run successfully, you need to specify the OU using […]

  • PowerShell: Find all groups containing a specific string

    Sometimes, you need a list of all groups whose name contain a specific string, whether that is in the beginning, middle, or end of the group name. As we’ve seen previously, looking up groups in PowerShell is done with the Get-ADGroup command. Adding the -filter parameter allows us to find groups that satisfy our needs. […]

  • Excel: Text to Columns

    I work a lot with text files containing data which is, to some degree or another, structured. Whether a breach file from a published breach, or the result of a powershell query such as Get-ADUser, Get-ADComputer, or Get-ADDirectReports, I need to separate the data into columns so that I can work with it. This is […]

  • PowerShell: Pipe output to CSV file

    Last week, I showed you how to get specific properties for all users in a given OU. Knowing that the output of that query quickly gets hard to navigate, wanting to remove the extraneous data that the customer didn’t request, and assuming that they wanted to manipulate the data, I decided to return the results […]

  • PowerShell: Getting properties for all user objects in a given OU

    Two weeks ago, I showed you how I got some specific properties for a specific user. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the next request from my customer was a similar dump from a specific OU. While the Identity parameter works well when you’re dealing with a specific user, it doesn’t help when you want all users.

  • Powershell: Retrieving all properties for a given user object

    I was asked to provide an overview of all available properties in an Active Directory user object for an upcoming project. As it turns out, that is very easily accomplished. Unsurprisingly, PowerShell has an applet for this. We use the Get-ADUser applet, with the parameters Identity to identify the user in question and Properties with […]

  • PowerShell: Count enabled user accounts

    A few weeks ago, I showed you how to get a list of all enabled user accounts in PowerShell. Perhaps unsurprisingly, after having presented this to my customer, it transpired that what they really wanted, was to know how many enabled user accounts existed in Active Directory.

  • PowerShell: Find all users in a specific OU

    One of my customers asked for an overview of the UPNs of all users in a specific OU. Having become fairly familiar with the Get-ADUser command, I decided to see if I couldn’t make it do this, too.