Format ADSI powershell group.member output

vhabalnortol used Ask the Experts™
I can't seem to figure out how to extract the member names from AD groups:

This code : [ADSI]$OU2="LDAP://CN=VMpcGroup1,OU=VMSecurityGroups,DC=norton,DC=home,DC=com"


How can I just extract the CN, so the result would only be: VMpcUser1?
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There are a few ways to approach that. It's useful to know of them, I tend to use 2 most frequently.

$Group = "CN=VMpcGroup1,OU=VMSecurityGroups,DC=norton,DC=home,DC=com"

# 1. Parse it out of the string

([ADSI]"LDAP://$Group").member | ForEach-Object { 
  $_ -Replace '(^CN=)|,.*'

# 2. Find the members of the group

([ADSISearcher]"(memberOf=$Group)").FindAll() |
  Select-Object @{n='Name';e={ $_.Properties["name"][0] }}

# 3. Get the name from the user object

([ADSI]"LDAP://$Group").member | ForEach-Object { 

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