PowerShell Scripting Active Directory Basics
Introduction to PowerShell Scripting - Active Directory
Answer for: Example 4: Adding a Foreach Loop
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Note 1: By adding a filter, you can fine tune the output. This should result in a lower total as displayed by:
Note 2: Observe the dollar sign in front of $Null. $Null is a special PowerShell variable. Omit the dollar and it does not work.
Note 3: Going back to basics, PowerShell uses minus eq and not an equals sign. -eq would be correct. My point is that the negative, not equal, is -ne (and not -neq).
Import users from a spreadsheet. Just provide a list of the users with their fields in the top row, and save as .csv file. Then launch this FREE utility and match your fields with AD's attributes, click and import the users.
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It was with much relief that I discovered that PowerShell supplied a mechanism to query Active Directory. The secret is starting with new-object, then choosing the specific Com objects, DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry and DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.
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