get list of computers from list of users

Hi all, I need to run  a task against over a 100 computers. All I have is a list of names, and no computer names. How can I use the list of names to pull the entire list of matching computers using a script or some free tool? Environment is server 2008R2, machines are W7 x64.
xzay1967Asked:
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Joseph DalyCommented:
This is very tough to do and the results you will get probably wont be very accurate. There is no link in active directory between a user account and the computer that they log into. There are options to restrict what computer a user can log on to but there is nothing natively to say that user A is logged into computer X.

That being said you could try looking at the c:\users directory and seeing what the last modified folder was. Usually this will correspond to the user who is currenly logged in or logged in last.
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becraigCommented:
If you just want all the windows 7 computers in your domain try something like below:

Import-Module Ac* 
Get-ADComputer -Filter {OperatingSystem -Like "Windows Server*7*"} -Property * | Format-Table Name,OperatingSystem,OperatingSystemServicePack -Wrap -Auto

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xzay1967Author Commented:
Thanks for the response guys, but maybe I need to better explain what I am trying to accomplish. I am not looking for what computer a user is necessarily logged onto, but rather what computer was assigned to them. example user joe schmo with username jschmo is assigned xyjmys1.  I know I can run this individually, which I am trying to avoid lol.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Hmmm how are you running that individually? If you can share your process that you are currently using there may be a way to automate it.
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xzay1967Author Commented:
When I say running individually I meant is. using a tool like LANDesk.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Im trying to help you here but youre giving 1 sentence answers doesnt really give me any details that I can use to help you out.
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xzay1967Author Commented:
My apologies, at this point we did it the old fashioned way. We use LANDesk Management Suite, so I just type a name, and it gave me the computer assigned. I knew I could do it that way, was just hoping to find some other way to pull from a list of names. I do appreciate you trying to help.
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