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List user account names for anyone with TERMED in the description

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Hey guys,

For the life of me, i cannot figure out how to whip up a command that will list all AD users with the word TERMED in the description.  

FYI have have the scriptlogic's powershell extensions installed also.

Any advice?
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Question by:vrmanrtell
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Give this a try using the native powershell cmdlets

Get-ADUser -Filter 'description -like "*termed*"' -properties *| FT samaccountname, description

Thanks

Mike
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Bingo! thanks!!!!!!
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Thanks!
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Glad to help out. by the way you have a lot of cool AD cmdlets at your disposal

http://adisfun.blogspot.com/2013/10/active-directory-powershell-cmdlets-in.html

Thanks

Mike
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Hey, i tried to pipe to a csv and it came out weird.  is this not right?

Get-ADUser -Filter 'description -like "*termed*"' -properties *| FT samaccountname, description | Export-Csv AcctStatus.csv

it comes out

#TYPE Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Internal.Format.FormatStartData                              
ClassId2e4f51ef21dd47e99d3c952918aff9cd      pageHeaderEntry      pageFooterEntry      autosizeInfo      shapeInfo      groupingEntry
033ecb2bc07a4d43b5ef94ed5a35d280                        Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Internal.Format.TableHeaderInfo      
9e210fe47d09416682b841769c78b8a3                              
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for the export use select-object so

Get-ADUser -Filter 'description -like "*termed*"' -properties *| select-object samaccountname, description | Export-Csv AcctStatus.csv
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