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Exporting AD Contacts with Powershell

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Hi,
I'm currently trying to migrate our company's 1000+ mail contacts from Exchange into a contacts list in Sharepoint.

I need specific data from Active Directory for each contact which goes beyond what the Get-MailContact cmdlet can do.  I need info like Company, phone number...etc...

I downloaded Quest's tools, but it seems like their cmdlets are only for users, not contacts.

Any ideas?
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try this with quest, you can add other attributes as needed.

get-qadobject -type contact | select Name, PrimarySMTPAddress | export-csv contacts.csv
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Another method of doing this would to use the CSVDE command. I have done this in the past using the command below.

csvde.exe -r "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(mail=*))" -l "objectClass, displayName,givenName,sn,DN,mail,mailnickname,mobile,telephoneNumber,facsimileTelephoneNumber,title," -f "c:\export.csv"

There are alot of attributes we wanted returned but you can use as many or few as you like.
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by:Akhater
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you don't need quest tools just use the get-contact cmdlet instead the get-mailcontact you will find all the missing attributes you are looking for


for a full list of attributes get-contact 'contact name' | fl

get-contact -resultsize unlimited | select-object name,Phone,company | export-csv contacts.csv
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by:jamorlando
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@KenMcF, thanks, I will try to tweak this to my needs

@xxdcmast, wow, never heard of the csvde.exe command, but that's pretty sweet that you can do this kind of thing from the command prompt instead of powershell.  If I can't get Ken's solution to work I'll check this out.

@Akhater, I see company, and phone, but what about an attribute like "Address" which is stored in AD?
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you mean StreetAddress?

get-contact -resultsize unlimited | select-object name,Phone,company,streetaddress

again try with on one conact get-contact contactname | fl  and you will be able to find all properties
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by:jamorlando
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Actually Ken, when I run
Get-QADObject -type contact -Identity bjones | fl

I don't see an attribute for address either.  Is there a way to do this from quest?
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by:Akhater
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here are the address attributes in get-contact


StreetAddress
PostOfficeBox
City
StateOrProvince
PostalCode
CountryOrRegion
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Try it with -includedproperties *

Get-QADObject -type contact -Identity bjones -includedproperties * | fl *
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Thanks ... I got this figured out.  I'm going to give you guys all credit, cause all 3 of you were very helpful.
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