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Hey all,

I need to find all user objects in all OU's named "TestOU", Domain wide.  There are upward of 60 of these OU's.  

Any suggestions?
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import-module activedirectory
Get-ADUser -filter * | Where { $_.Name -match "TestOU" }

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There is no way to filter for an OU in an LDAP filter, but that is where a tool like adfind by MVP Joe Richards comes into play

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm

adfind -default -incldn TestOU -f "&(objectcategory=person)(objectclass=user)" samaccountname

The -incldn is the key that adfind can provide.  You can also exclude DNs if you want to go down that route.

I created two OUs "TestOU2" and TestOU3 and tested the query above and it found all 10 users I moved to those OUs.

Thanks

Mike
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Not so good with scripting, but learning quickly.  

To be clear,

import-module activedirectory
Get-ADUser -filter * | Where { $_.Name -match "SvcAcnts" }

Will get all the users in all the OU's named SvcAcnts, Domain wide?  The OU's are nested however at all different levels.
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I think I may have misunderstood the intent of your question.  My script returns all user accounts named "TestOU" no matter what OU they are in.  But now I think you are asking to find all OU's named "TestOU", and then list all the users which are in those found OUs, correct?
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by:MD187
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footech,

Correct. all users in any OU named "testOU"
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by:Mike Kline
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Did you try the adfind command?

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Mike
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Mike,

Worked like a charm!
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Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -filter {Name -like "TestOU"} | ForEach { Get-ADUser -filter * -searchBase $_ -searchScope onelevel }

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This will return all users that are in any OU named "TestOU", and will not return any users that are in any child OUs of an OU named "TestOU".
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Footech,

Can that be modifed to include child OU's?
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Yes, simply by modifying the -searchScope parameter to be "subtree" (or you can remove it entirely, as "subtree" is the default).
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -filter {Name -like "TestOU"} | ForEach { Get-ADUser -filter * -searchBase $_ -searchScope subtree }

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