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Powershell indicate users missing attribute "homeDirectory"

Posted on 2014-09-15
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Hi,

Please assist creating a powershell script that searches all users in a specific OU and indicates which of those users are missing the "homeDirectory" attribute.

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by:becraig
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Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Get-ADUser $_ -properties DisplayName,HomeDirectory | Select DisplayName,HomeDirectory | where {$_.homedirectory -eq $null or $_.homedirectory -eq ""}  | Export-CSV c:\file.csv -nti

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Something like above should work.

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by:Subsun
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You need to use -SearchBase parameter to search in specific OU. In below example C:\homedirectory.csv will have details of users who are missing homedirectory attribute from OU "OU=Personnel,DC=Domain,DC=COM"
Import-Module Activedirectory
Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Personnel,DC=Domain,DC=COM" | ?{!($_.homedirectory)} | Export-csv C:\homedirectory.csv -nti

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by:antmax00
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becraig, your script gives an error
PS C:\Windows\system32> Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Get-ADUser $_ -properties DisplayName,HomeDirectory | Select DisplayName,HomeDirectory | where {$_.homedirectory -eq $null or $_.homedirectory -eq ""}  
At line:2 char:124
+ ... tory -eq $null or $_.homedirectory -eq ""}
+                    ~~
Unexpected token 'or' in expression or statement.
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnexpectedToken
 

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by:Subsun
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@antmax00, Did you try my code?
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by:antmax00
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subsun, your script shows users that have and don't have a 'homedirectory'
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OK I found it.. I missed the -pr HomeDirectory in the code which i posted..
Import-Module Activedirectory
Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Personnel,DC=Domain,DC=COM" -pr HomeDirectory | ?{!($_.homedirectory)} | Export-csv C:\homedirectory.csv -nti

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Import-Module Activedirectory
Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Personnel,DC=Domain,DC=COM" -pr HomeDirectory | ?{$_.homedirectory -eq $null -or $_.homedirectory -eq ""} | Export-csv C:\homedirectory.csv -nti

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by:becraig
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For mine you'd just change or to "-or".
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by:antmax00
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Subsun, great. That works!
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