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Search AD with a command line/sript to list a group and it's "Notes"

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Hello,

In our environment, we use the Note's field in AD to store the Owner and Co-Owner information.

I need a command line so that I can get the Note's information out of AD (pertaining to AD groups)
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by:Bill Prew
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You might want to take a look at ADFIND, it's a great free tool for getting info out pf AD, lots of options, and output formats, etc.

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/

~bp
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If you have Windows 2008 R2 or later Domain controller the you can try the following code to get the required details of groups..
Get-ADGroup -Filter * -Properties info | Select Name,info | Export-csv C:\report.csv -nti

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by:Bill Prew
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With ADFIND, you can try a specific group like this:

adfind -f "&(objectcategory=group)(name=your-group-name)(info=*)" name info

Do you want to extract all groups, or just one or a subset?  Also, what format do you want the output in?

~bp
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by:taartero
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Your command gets the info I was looking for.
I changed it to be like this:
Get-ADGroup -filter * -Properties info | ? {$_.info -ne $null} | Export-Csv "C:\backup\1.csv"

this also gets the info:
Get-ADGroup -filter * -Properties info | ? {$_.info -ne $null} | fl name, info

unfortunately this doesn't since it only gives the 1st row in the Notes section:
Get-ADGroup -filter * -Properties info | ? {$_.info -ne $null} | ft -auto name, info

Before I saw your reply I was looking at this:
https://www.maxpowersoft.com/

looks pretty cool, but spendy
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by:taartero
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of course this is going to lead to my next question:
Powershell allows for Format Table, even with   -auto  for columnwidth

but what about  a way to use   FT      where number of rows is also AUTO
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by:alicain
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You can add a -wrap onto that to get multiple lines from the info field :
  Get-ADGroup -filter * -Properties info | ? {$_.info -ne $null} | ft -auto -wrap name, info

Regards,
Alastair.
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