add-adgroupmember with a variable.

Hello,

I`m building script one of the things i have to do is the following:
$grpmembers = "user1,user2,user3"
$dataadgrp = "grdatatest"
add-adgroupmember -identity $dataadgrp -members $grpmembers
 
but it doenst work.
It only works when i do this:
add-adgroupmember -identity $dataadgrp -members user1,user2,user3

this is the error that i get:

Add-ADGroupMember : Cannot find an object with identity: 'user1,user2,user'

Thanks

Regards

Hans
Hans de JonghAsked:
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soostibiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
$grpmembers = "user1,user2,user3" should be:
$grpmembers = "user1","user2","user3"
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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
thanks, but that gives the same error message..

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soostibiCommented:
It can not give the same error message. Could you copy it here?
In my test environment it works perfectly.

Does this run?

$grpmembers = "user1","user2","user3"
$grpmembers | Get-ADUser
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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
PS D:\Scripts> $test3 = "user.name1","user.name2"
PS D:\Scripts> Add-ADGroupMember -Identity $dataadgrp -members $test3
Add-ADGroupMember : Cannot find an object with identity: 'user.name1 user.name2' under: 'DC=domain,DC=local
'.
At line:1 char:18
+ Add-ADGroupMember <<<<  -Identity $dataadgrp -members $test3
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (user.name1 user.name2:ADPrincipal) [Add-ADGroupMember], ADIdentityN
   otFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SetADGroupMember.ValidateMembersParameter,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.
   AddADGroupMember


PS D:\Scripts> $test3 = "user.name1, user.name2"
PS D:\Scripts> Add-ADGroupMember -Identity $dataadgrp -members $test3
Add-ADGroupMember : Cannot find an object with identity: 'user.name1, user.name2' under: 'DC=domain,DC=local
'.
At line:1 char:18
+ Add-ADGroupMember <<<<  -Identity $dataadgrp -members $test3
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (user.name1, user.name2:ADPrincipal) [Add-ADGroupMember], ADIdentityN
   otFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SetADGroupMember.ValidateMembersParameter,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.
   AddADGroupMember


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soostibiCommented:
I do not understand your first error message. It says: Cannot find an object with identity: 'user.name1 user.name2' So it does not use the array of usersname what should be in variable $test3.
In my environment if I use nonexistent users I receive the following error
$grpmembers = "xx", "yy"
$dataadgrp = "csoport"
add-adgroupmember -identity $dataadgrp -members $grpmembers
Add-ADGroupMember : Cannot find an object with identity: 'xx' under: 'DC=r2,DC=dom'.
At line:3 char:18
+ add-adgroupmember <<<<  -identity $dataadgrp -members $grpmembers
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (xx:ADPrincipal) [Add-ADGroupMember], ADIdentityNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SetADGroupMember.ValidateMembersParameter,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.AddADGroupMember
 
What does this give
$grpmembers | Get-ADUser
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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
Add-ADGroupMember : Cannot find an object with identity: 'user.name1 user.name2' under: 'DC=domain,DC=local
'.
At line:1 char:18
+ Add-ADGroupMember <<<<  -Identity $dataadgrp -members $test3
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (user.name1 user.name2:ADPrincipal) [Add-ADGroupMember], ADIdentityN
   otFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SetADGroupMember.ValidateMembersParameter,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.
   AddADGroupMember
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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
maybe it is because my users arent in the default location?

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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
ive tested it in another domain. same problem...
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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
$test1 = "hans, remco"
$test2 = Get-ADUser -filter *
add-adgroupmember grtest -member $test1  <- doenst work
add-adgroupmember grtest -member $test2 <- does work

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soostibiCommented:
But what does this give?

$grpmembers | Get-ADUser

If this gives an error, then put only one username into $grpmembers first:

$grpmembers = "onlyoneuser"
$grpmembers | Get-ADUser

If this is OK, then try with anotherone:

$grpmembers = "anotheruser"
$grpmembers | Get-ADUser

If this is also OK, then:

$grpmembers = "onlyoneuser", "anotheruser"
$grpmembers | Get-ADUser

If this is OK, then the original script must run successfully!
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soostibiCommented:
Sorry, cross-posts.
$test1 = "hans, remco" will never run, if hans and remco are two users.


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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
Thanks Master!!
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Hans de JonghAuthor Commented:
dont know what i did wrong but it works now!!

Import-CSV -Delimiter (";") $CSVFiledatagrps | ForEach-Object -Process {
$group = $_.Group
$group = $group.replace(" ","_")
$dataadgrp = "grDir-"+"$companyname"+"_$group"
$directory = $_.Directory
$grpmembers = $_.members
$grpmembers = $grpmembers.replace(", ",'","')
$grpmembers
$dataadgrp
$grpmembers = '"'+$grpmembers+'"'
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