AD PowerShell Query for Users - Exclude Specific OU's

Posted on 2013-01-25
Last Modified: 2013-01-31
I need to create either an AD query or Powershell script that can export to CSV showing all users in following format:

 Full Name
 Job title
 Last Login

However I need to also EXCLUDE two specific Organization Units.  The two OU's are:


Here is the command we currently have:

Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties Title,Department,LastLogonDate,whenCreated,Enabled -SearchBase "DC=ad,DC=local" |
? {$_.Name -notlike "*ConfRm*" -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*RSG*" -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*HSG*" -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*IG*" -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*SystemMailbox*" -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*Agilysys*" -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*AGYS*"}  |
Select Name,SamAccountName,Title,Department,LastLogonDate,whenCreated,Enabled |
Export-Csv "C:\myscripts\ADusers.csv" –NoTypeInformation
Question by:Twhite0909
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Expert Comment

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You can add condition like following where CN=SharedMailboxes,DC=yourdomain,DC=com and CN=ServiceAccounts,DC=yourdomain,DC=com should be the DistinguishedName of OU's..
-and $_.DistinguishedName -notmatch 'CN=SharedMailboxes,DC=yourdomain,DC=com'
-and $_.DistinguishedName -notmatch 'CN=ServiceAccounts,DC=yourdomain,DC=com'

Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties Title,Department,LastLogonDate,whenCreated,Enabled -SearchBase "DC=ad,DC=local" |
? {$_.Name -notlike "*ConfRm*" `
-and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*RSG*" `
-and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*HSG*" `
 -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*IG*" `
  -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*SystemMailbox*" `
   -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*Agilysys*" `
    -and $_.SamAccountName -notlike "*AGYS*" `
     -and $_.DistinguishedName -notmatch 'CN=SharedMailboxes,DC=yourdomain,DC=com' `
      -and $_.DistinguishedName -notmatch 'CN=ServiceAccounts,DC=yourdomain,DC=com'}  |
Select Name,SamAccountName,Title,Department,LastLogonDate,whenCreated,Enabled |
Export-Csv "C:\myscripts\ADusers.csv" –NoTypeInformation 

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Author Comment

ID: 38826772
I ran your command but my CSV still shows the User names for the OU's Service accounts and ShareMailboxes.  Your command has the correct name for the OU's which are


But for some reason the command is not doing what it should and grabs these user names and places them in the spreadsheet.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38826809
Just to confirm did you replace 'CN=SharedMailboxes,DC=yourdomain,DC=com' with OU's DistinguishedName?

Author Comment

ID: 38826954
I thought that SharedMailboxes and ServiceAccounts was the OU's distinguished name?  Under AD it shows OU - SharedMailboxes and under here are all my shared mailboxes Same for AccountServices.  Now I did change the CN to OU and it pulled out about 200 accounts that are sharedmailboxes and service accounts but not all of them.


So this command pulls out most of the user accounts under these 2 OU's but some still remain.  I checked a handful od the ones that remain and they are under these two OU's.  Any ideas why it wouldn't pull them all out?
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Author Comment

ID: 38827531
Im not sure if this helps but attached is a snapshot of our AD infrastructural with SharedMailboxes highlighted

Author Comment

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Subsun earned 500 total points
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Are you using following DN's to filter the OU?


I can also see another OU called resources, which you may have to filter it it contains resource mailboxes..


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THANK YOU SUBSUN for all your help

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