[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Help with Get-ADUser PowerShell Command querying for TsAllowLogon

Posted on 2013-01-29
12
Medium Priority
?
3,263 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-30
Greetings!

I'm trying to query users from an AD OU specifically looking for attribute TsAllowLogon.  My attempts at running a command in PowerShell have been unsuccessful.  Any help were I'm messing up this command would be greatly appreciated.  Usually it just generates an empty CSV file.

Get-ADUser -ResultSetSize $null -SearchBase $ou -SearchScope SubTree -LdapFilter "(TsAllowLogon=$False)" | Select-Object Name,samAccountName | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation $("C:\results\" + $name + "TsAllowLogonFalse.csv")

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:tonydotigr
  • 5
  • 5
  • 2
12 Comments
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:footech
ID: 38832399
I don't know about the ldapfilter syntax, but this return the right users for me.
Get-ADuser -filter {msTSAllowLogon -eq $true}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:coraxal
ID: 38832499
This will get you users with the msTSAllowLogon not set
Get-ADuser -Properties msTSAllowLogon -Filter { mstsallowlogon -notlike "*" } -SearchBase $ou -SearchScope SubTree -ResultSetSize $null |
Select-Object Name,samAccountName |
Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation $("C:\results\" + $name + "TsAllowLogonFalse.csv")

Open in new window

And this will get you users with the msTSAllowLogon set to $false
Get-ADuser -Properties msTSAllowLogon -Filter { mstsallowlogon -eq $false } -SearchBase $ou -SearchScope SubTree -ResultSetSize $null |
Select-Object Name,samAccountName |
Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation $("C:\results\" + $name + "TsAllowLogonFalse.csv")

Open in new window

Obviously you can combine the filter if you want to get both user types exported
-Filter { mstsallowlogon -notlike "*" -or mstsallowlogon -eq $false }

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:tonydotigr
ID: 38832507
The command runs, but does not return an results with "$true" or "$false"...
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 

Author Comment

by:tonydotigr
ID: 38832526
mstsallowlogon -eq $false

Open in new window

does not return results either way (even with true)
mstsallowlogon -notlike "*" 

Open in new window

seems to return all records

Hmmmm
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:footech
ID: 38832548
I found the right syntax for the LDAPfilter is
Get-ADUser -ldapfilter "(msTSAllowLogon=FALSE)"
In this case "FALSE" (or "TRUE") is case-sensitive.  So changing your supplied command to
Get-ADUser -ResultSetSize $null -SearchBase $ou -SearchScope SubTree -LdapFilter "(msTsAllowLogon=FALSE)" | Select-Object Name,samAccountName | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation $("C:\results\" + $name + "TsAllowLogonFalse.csv")

Open in new window

works for me.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:coraxal
ID: 38832551
Can you edit this line
Select-Object Name,samAccountName

to this:

Select-Object Name,samAccountName,msTSAllowLogon

Open in new window

Run the command again, and take a look at the value of msTSAllowLogon. Works for me.
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonydotigr
ID: 38832707
Footech:
The command you supplies runs but nothing is returned...


Coraxal:
Nothing is return when I look at the msTsAllowLogon parameter.  I'm guessing there should be?
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:footech
ID: 38832755
If that's true, then the problem must be with your environment or I'm misunderstanding what you want.  Do any of your users have the attribute set to FALSE?  If the attribute is not set, then accordingly the file should be blank.

What exactly are you trying to check?  Whether the attribute is set to FALSE, whether it is set at all, or what?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonydotigr
ID: 38832773
Trying to see what users have the option selected (Remote Desktop Service Profile > Deny this user permissions to log on to Remote Desktop Session Host server).  

Results come back blank when set to either TRUE or FALSE.
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:footech
ID: 38832977
OK, we're talking about a different attribute here.  From what I recall, that doesn't exist as an actual attribute of a user in AD, but is pulled from some other source.  You can access it through the userParameters attribute which is basically a blob of information that includes the TerminalServicesHomeDirectory and TerminalServicesProfilePath.  I'm not certain how I'd access it using straight PowerShell (I know it involves using the adsi accelerator).  From what I understand, the Quest cmdlets include the functionality to change this ( http://ss64.com/ps/set-qaduser.html ), but I don't use them so I can't give you specific guidance.  If I have time I'll look into the straight PS method.
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonydotigr
ID: 38833056
Thanks footech... really appreciate it!!
0
 
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

by:
footech earned 1680 total points
ID: 38833548
This will return all users in an OU that have the box checked for "Deny this user permissions to log on to Remote Desktop Session Host server".  It will output their name and sAMAccountName into a single .CSV.
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$out = @()
$searchOU = "OU=Users,OU=whatever,DC=domain,DC=com"
(Get-ADuser -filter * -searchbase $searchOU -properties DistinguishedName) | ForEach `
  {
    $userDN = $_ | Select -expandProperty DistinguishedName
    $user = [adsi]"LDAP://$userDN"
    If (($user.psbase.invokeget("AllowLogon")) -eq "0" )
    {
      $Properties = @{
        Name = "$($_.Name)"
        sAMAccountName = "$($_.sAMAccountName)"
      }
      $custom = New-Object PSObject -property $Properties
      $out += $custom
    }
  }
$out | Select Name,sAMAccountName | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation "C:\results\TsAllowLogonFalse.csv"

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Prep for the ITIL® Foundation Certification Exam

December’s Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn ITIL® Foundation best practices for delivering IT services effectively and efficiently.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In previous parts of this Nano Server deployment series, we learned how to create, deploy and configure Nano Server as a Hyper-V host. In this part, we will look for a clustering option. We will create a Hyper-V cluster of 3 Nano Server host nodes w…
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…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an anti-spam), the admin…

834 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