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PowerShell Script that References CSV User list and checks for domain memebership and Exports results to csv

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Hey guys I have another challenge...

we have a csv list of user accounts from a directory list of roaming profile folders. We want to delete some of the folders but our management wants confirmation that there aren't Active Directory accounts associated with the folders.

Is there a way to script PowerShell to look at a csv (that has a list of names of old roaming profile folders) file, query AD if each item in the list is a user account, and if the item in the first csv is not an AD user account, then write to a second csv?

We can then take the second csv and delete the orphan roaming profile folders on our file server.

Thanks for your help...
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If you were to deal with the first requirement first, something like this should work:

Import-CSV "OldFolders" | %{ If ((Get-QADUser $_.FolderName) -eq $Null) { $_ } } | Export-CSV "NoADAccount.csv"

I'm assuming you have the Quest AD CmdLets :) And assuming that your input CSV file contains a column named "FolderName".

Once that bit done the second requirements is dead easy :)

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I do have the Quest cmdlets installed.
I added "FolderName" at the top of the OldFolders.csv (snippet below):

FolderName
A1017230
acsbackup
administrator
Archive (Tom)
BPCopy

The NoADAccount.csv is created when the script runs, but it's empty.


I am getting this Error

Import-Csv : Cannot open file C:\PowerShell-Brian\Working Scripts\Checks List and Reports if User Exists in AD\OldFolders.
At C:\Users\myAccount\AppData\Local\Temp\3\00cee445-f6a5-4827-ab5e-4596a699fe9c.ps1:1 char:11
+ Import-CSV  <<<< "OldFolders" | %{ If ((Get-QADUser $_.FolderName) -eq $Null) { $_ } } | Export-CSV "NoADAccount.csv"
PS C:\PowerShell-Brian\Working Scripts\Checks List and Reports if User Exists in AD>
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OldFolders should have been the file name, sorry I didn't make that clear.

So something like:

Import-CSV "CurrentFileName.csv" | %{ If ((Get-QADUser $_.FolderName) -eq $Null) { $_ } } | Export-CSV "NoADAccount.csv"

Chris
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OK that works great!

Thanks!

Brian
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Sorted with deleting the folders afterwards?

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