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Hi

We are using Quest Powershell. An object has SIDvalue 1234. The name is User1.

So if I run:

get-QADUser -identity User1 | fl

One of the returned values is:

objectGUID: 1234

Now, what I need to do is find a Powershell command that will return the "DisplayName" attribute if I know the objectGUID.

Does anyone know how I can do this?

And, if I have a list of objectGUID's in a file named GUID.csv, how can I do the above?

Any help really appreciated!
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by:Learnctx
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Someone has put together a function for exactly this. See here. Customise that to your needs.
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by:Navdeep
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Hi ,

Try the following commands

get-qaduser -includeProperty ObjectGUID | where{$_.ObjectGuid -eq '1234'} | FL DisplayName, ObjectGuid

or user IncludeAllProperties instead of IncludeProperty

For a list of Guid in a csv file you can use for loop, for example guid is specified under column GUID in CSV file

Import the csv file into a var
$ColItems = import-csv D:\FileName.csv
foreach($colItem in $colItems)
        {
           $objGuid = $colItem.GUID
           get-qaduser -includeProperty ObjectGuid | where{$_.ObjectGuid -eq "$objGuid"} | FL  DisplayName, ObjectGuid

        }

Note: First test on few users.

Regards,
Navdeep [v-2nas]
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by:Chris Dent
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Since the objectGUID is a unique reference you should simply be able to do:

Get-QADUser <objectGUID> | Select-Object DisplayName

Chris
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by:neil4933
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Hi v-nas, that doesn't work.

Chris, thanks but Quest doesn't seem to work with objectGUID in that way, even though it is unique.

So, to confirm:

get-QADUser -identity User1 | fl objectGUID

objectGUID: 1234

There must be a straightforward Powershell to run that says "Get-QADUser where objectGUID is 1234"?

Thanks in advance?
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by:Learnctx
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Quest converts the object guid to hex format which is why it isn't working. If you do the following it will work.

$guid = (get-qaduser username).objectguid
Get-qaduser $guid

That should work.
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Chris Dent earned 500 total points
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Quest stores it in two different values. The first is the real one, objectGUID, the second is "Guid" and is the better format.

Using that you can do this:

Get-QADUser (Get-QADuser "Chris Dent").GUID

What's in your file exactly? GUID's in this format?

12312312-1231-1231-1231-123123123123

If so, you can simply use Get-QADUser to get the lot. If not, you'd be better converting the entry to a real System.GUID object before trying to pass it in.

Chris
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Given that you use the Guid in valid system input, the code will work.

Regards,
Navdeep [v-2nas]
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