Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Help tidying up Powershell script mulitple variables

Posted on 2013-01-14
2
Medium Priority
?
919 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-15
I have created this script which adds the computers in multiple OUs to a security group:

$OU1 "DN of OU 1"
$OU2 "DN of OU2"
$OU3 "DN of OU3"

$Group "DN of group"
Get-ADComputer –SearchBase $OU1 –SearchScope OneLevel –LDAPFilter “(!memberOf=$Group)” | ForEach-Object {Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership –Identity $_ –MemberOf $Group}
Get-ADComputer –SearchBase $OU2 –SearchScope OneLevel –LDAPFilter “(!memberOf=$Group)” | ForEach-Object {Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership –Identity $_ –MemberOf $Group}
Get-ADComputer –SearchBase $OU3 –SearchScope OneLevel –LDAPFilter “(!memberOf=$Group)” | ForEach-Object {Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership –Identity $_ –MemberOf $Group}

Is there a way to shorten this so I can specify each OU in one line of code rather than a seperate script for each OU?
0
Comment
Question by:infradatel
2 Comments
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
Meir Rivkin earned 2000 total points
ID: 38774167
$Group = "DN of group"
"DN of OU 1","DN of OU2", "DN of OU3" | %{
Get-ADComputer –SearchBase $_ –SearchScope OneLevel –LDAPFilter “(!memberOf=$Group)” | ForEach-Object {Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership –Identity $_ –MemberOf $Group}
}

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:infradatel
ID: 38777463
Works great thanks
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Previously, on our Nano Server Deployment series, we've created a new nano server image and deployed it on a physical server in part 2. Now we will go through configuration.
Recently we ran in to an issue while running some SQL jobs where we were trying to process the cubes.  We got an error saying failure stating 'NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT does not have access to Analysis Services. So this is a way to automate that wit…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question