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Need script to produce a list of computer accounts with descriptions in a given OU

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Looking for a script that will give me a list of computer accounts (text file or CSV) in a given OU along with the description field.
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by:Mike Kline
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Lots of ways, if you like GUIs, adinfo is a great free tool

http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADReportingTool/Info.html

I like adfind (free command line tool from MVP Joe Richards)

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

adfind  -b "DN of your OU"  "objectcategory =computer" name description -csv > computers.csv

You can also use csvde, powershell, and other methods.

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Mike
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by:TWCMIL
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Hi Mike -- Both solutions appear to provide me with the data I need, I was just hoping to get either a VB or PowerShell script so that I could take a look and see how it was done via one of those methods. If no-one has a script that will do this, I will accept your answer as the solution. Either way, I'll give you partial credit. Thanks!
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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You should be able to use Get-ADComputer

Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties * | Format-Table Name, Description

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Mike
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by:TWCMIL
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That's exactly what I was looking for. The other tools were good, but I'm trying to get a handle on how to do some of this stuff via script. Thanks!
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by:Mike Kline
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no problem, and you can do this with vbscript...but learning powershell is much better for future jobs :)
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