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Posted on 2014-04-12
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Hi all ..

Can someone help me modify this so my searchbase is an OU?
and it outpts the results to a csv file ?


Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$contents = gc Users.txt
foreach ($obj in $contents)
{
      if ((Get-ADUser $obj -properties memberof).memberof.count -ge 1)
      {
            $obj
      }
}
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Question by:MilesLogan
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Try this (not tested)

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$contents = gc Users.txt
foreach ($obj in $contents)
{
      if ((Get-ADUser $obj -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=department,DC=domain,DC=COM" -properties memberof).memberof.count -ge 1)
      {
            $obj
      }
}
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footech earned 1000 total points
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I'm really kind of surprised by this question (at least part of it).  It seems you're already aware of the -searchbase parameter so what is it that you're not understanding?  Next, what information do you want to output (i.e. what properties)?

To pipe to Export-CSV it's usually better to use ForEach-Object cmdlet since that supports the pipeline.  However, if you really want to use the foreach statement, surround the entire statement with array notation - @() - like the following pseudo-code.
@(foreach ($a in $b)
{  # do something
}) | Export-CSV file.csv

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For what you appear to be doing, using Where-Object to filter the results of a query is better (and simpler) than using an If statement.
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
gc Users.txt | ForEach { Get-ADUser $_ -properties memberof -searchbase "ou=someOU,DC=domain,dc=com" } | Where { $_.memberof.count -ge 1 } | Export-CSV file.csv -notype

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by:Qlemo
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With "output the results", do you want to have the name only (as is shown in your question - $obj just contains a string building the user name), or the AD user object?

If the latter, note that the MemberOf property (and other properties containing more than one object) won't output to a CSV. You can have string representation as seen on console, or e.g. the count of groups the user is a member of.
Also, it doesn't make much sense to have internal properties like the GUID in the CSV.

I agree with footech about the pipeline stuff. It can get simpler even, as we don't need the foreach:
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
gc Users.txt |
  Get-ADUser -properties MemberOf -searchBase 'ou=someOU,DC=domain,dc=com' |
  Where { $_.memberof.count } |
  select Name, DistinguishedName, UserPrincipalName, @{n='GroupCount'; e={$_.MemberOf.Count}} |
  Export-CSV file.csv -notype

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by:MilesLogan
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Thank you both !
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