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Powershell script export users properties but exclude certain OU

Posted on 2013-10-23
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Hi All

I need to export all users home directory , we have a top level Accounts OU with about 15 OU's below it, I need to query all except two of them (as they contain Service account and admin accounts) The query below is giving me what I need but I need to add the additional code to exclude the two OUs,
OU  = Service Accounts
OU = Admin Accounts

Get-ADUser -searchbase "OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com" -Filter * -Property * | Select-Object -Property sAMAccountName,homeDirectory | Export-CSV -Path C:\temp\users4.csv 

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Could anyone please help me with this

Many Thanks
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by:Joseph Moody
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You could do something like:

Get-ADUser -searchbase "OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com" -Filter * -Property * | Where-Object {$_.ParentContainer -ne "OU=Service Accounts,OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com" -OR $_.ParentContainer -ne "OU=Admin Accounts,OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com" | REST OF CODE

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You might have to play around with a bit.
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You can filter based on the DistinguishedName..
For example..
Get-ADUser -searchbase "OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com" -Filter * -Property * | 
?{$_.DistinguishedName -notmatch 'OU=SharedMailboxes,OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com' `
    -and $_.DistinguishedName -notmatch 'OU=ServiceAccounts,OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com'} | 
Select-Object -Property sAMAccountName,homeDirectory | Export-CSV -Path C:\temp\users4.csv 

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Check this question..
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Powershell/Q_28009174.html
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by:footech
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One way to do it would be as below.
Get-ADUser -searchbase "OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com" -Filter * -Property * |
 Where { $_.DistinguishedName -notmatch "OU=Service Accounts" -or $_.DistinguishedName -notmatch "OU=Admin Accounts"} |
 Select-Object -Property sAMAccountName,homeDirectory |
 Export-CSV -Path C:\temp\users4.csv

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Another would be to first get a list of all the OUs, filtering out the ones you don't want, and then search in each one individually.
By the way, if you're only interested in the sAMAccountName and homeDirectory attributes, I wouldn't use -properties * for the Get-ADUser command, but instead limit it to just the attributes you want, it will be much more efficient.
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There is another, much simpler (IMHO) way. Since you are exporting the data to CSV, why not just add the CanonicalName property to the select-object part and sort and delete stuff in Excel.

Get-ADUser -searchbase "OU=accounts,OU=UK,OU=Company,DC=Domain,DC=com" -Filter * -Property * | Select-Object -Property sAMAccountName,CanonicalName,homeDirectory | Export-CSV -Path C:\temp\users4.csv 
                                  

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I guess -or condition won’t work.. it should be -and..
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@Subsun - you're right.  :)
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Thanks All
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