removing Users from an AD group - set a limit on how many can be removed


Subsun helped me with this script yesterday on adding users to a group . I modified it to remove users from a group but
wanted to see if there was a way to limit the amount of users the script can remove  ?

So the users.txt file will be filled in by an application owner .. his group containts 1000's of users .. I dont want for him to
accidentally put 1000's of users to remove by mistake .. I want for the script to only remove lets say 100 users even if the
Users.txt file has 10000 SamAccountnames listed .

Any ideas ?

$(Foreach ($User in GC \\Servername\Share\Users.txt){
GC C:\PS\groups.txt | % {
   $Group = $_
   #using try catch to capture the errors
        Remove-ADGroupmember -identity $Group -member $User -ea stop
      #create custom PS object to output the command status..
        New-Object PSObject -Property @{
      GroupName = $Group
      User = $User
      Status = "Success"
      New-Object PSObject -Property @{
      GroupName = $Group
      User = $User
      Status = "Failed"
}) | export-csv "C:\PS\RemovedFromgroup_$((Get-Date -Format MM-dd-yyyy-hhmmss)).csv" -NoTypeInformation
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Try changing your first line to something like below.  It will only read the first 100 lines of the Users.txt file.
@(Foreach ( $User in (GC \\Servername\Share\Users.txt -TotalCount 100) ){

Open in new window


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
that was it footech !! thanks so much
MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
Forgot to close this ..thank you !
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.