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HI


I am trying to see if anyone is using extensionattribute12 but the PS command line I have below does not give me any information back

can some one suggest something that will work?

Get-ADUser -Properties extensionattribute12 | select extensionAttribute12  | Export-CSV -path c:\CustomAttr12.csv
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$name = $samaccount

Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(sAMAccountName=$Name)" -Properties extensionAttribute12 |
Select-Object -ExpandProperty extensionAttribute12 | Export-CSV -path c:\CustomAttr12.csv 

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by:SEHC
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I get the following error

Get-ADUser : The search filter cannot be recognized
At C:\GetAD.ps1:3 char:11
+ Get-ADUser <<<<  -LDAPFilter "(sAMAccountName=$Name)" -Properties extensionAt
tribute12 |
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-ADUser], ADException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : The search filter cannot be recognized,Microsoft
   .ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADUser
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Try running just this:
$name = $samaccount
Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(sAMAccountName=$Name)" 

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that does not get me the information that I am looking for???? do you just want me to test that command?
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Yes I want to be sure the filter actually works, if the command is successful then the filter works and it might be something else in the  command

Both of the below work for me:
(of course in one forest and not another as I do not have that property in one)

Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(sAMAccountName=$Name)" -Properties extensionAttribute12 | Select-Object -ExpandProperty extensionAttribute12 | Export-CSV -path c:\ext12attr.csv 

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(Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(sAMAccountName=$Name)" -Properties extensionAttribute12).extensionAttribute12

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I'm pretty certain you don't want just to dump the content of that attribute. Instead you are interested in the user data, and so at least need the samAccountName. And, btw, you either need to provide a specific user ID, or a filter with Get-ADUser:
get-aduser -Filter * -properties extensionAttribute12 |
   ? { $_.samaccountname } |
   select samAccountName, extensionAttribute12 |
   export-csv c:\CustomAttr12.csv

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Qlemo are you saying that my command will dump the content of that attribute for all users  ?
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Not for all users, but for users with that attribute set. And no info about the user itself.
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