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Help with PowerShell Script

Posted on 2014-09-03
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Hello,

I am trying to filter out accounts in Active Directory with no titles in them.  So, I want to pull only users with titles.  If titles are empty, they should not be retrieved. I have this below but the  title -eq $null is not working.  Can you help?  

Get-ADUser -Filter {enabled -eq "true" and title -eq $null} -SearchBase "DC=domain, DC=com" -Properties department
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Get-ADUser -Filter {enabled -eq "true" -and title -eq $null} -SearchBase "DC=domain, DC=com" -Properties department 

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"and" needs to be "-and"
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by:footech
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Try the following:
Get-ADUser -Filter {enabled -eq "true" -and title -like "*"} -SearchBase "DC=domain, DC=com" -Properties department

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by:PBIT
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I get the follow:

Get-ADUser : Error parsing query: 'enabled -eq "true" and title -like "*"' Error Message: 'syntax error' at position:
'20'.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-ADUser -Filter {enabled -eq "true" and title -like "*"} -SearchBase "DC=domain...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [Get-ADUser], ADFilterParsingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Error parsing query: 'enabled -eq "true" and title -like "*"' Error Message: 'syntax err
   or' at position: '20'.,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADUser
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by:becraig
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It seems you did not read my post above:
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-ADUser -Filter {enabled -eq "true" [b]and [/b]title -like "*"} -SearchBase "DC=domain...

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"and" needs to be "-and"
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by:PBIT
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Sorry, I got it right now.
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by:footech
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My example had all the correct syntax and should have been accepted as the answer.  If you wanted to split points we becraig for explicitly pointing out that "and" needed the hyphen in front of it, that's fine, but title -eq $null results in an error.
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