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Is there a script to move all disabled AD accounts over to a specified OU?

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I have multiple sites/OU and each one have disabled accounts that i would want to automatically move to a different OU. Is there a Powershell script for this?
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by:becraig
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Here is an easy one, includes the creation of the OU in the event you do not yet have the destination OU created:
#Import AD Module
Import-Module ActiveDirectory

#Check for existence of OU and create if not present
[string] $Path = 'OU=StaleComputers,DC=domain,DC=com'
try
{
	if (!([adsi]::Exists("LDAP://$Path")))
	{
		#Create OU since it does not yet exist
		NEW-ADOrganizationalUnit “StaleComputers” –path “DC=domain, DC=com”
	}
	else { Write-Debug "OU Already Exists:  $Path" }
}
catch [Exception]    {
	return $_.Exception.Message
}


#now we proceed to check for computers
Get-ADComputer -Filter { Enabled -eq $false } | Move-ADObject -TargetPath $Path -WhatIf

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If you already have the OU then this will work:


 $Path = 'OU=StaleComputers,DC=domain,DC=com'
Get-ADComputer -Filter { Enabled -eq $false } | Move-ADObject -TargetPath $Path -WhatIf

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Remove the whatif to actually run.
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by:CiscoAzn
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What about pointing to a specific OU for the source of all the sites with the disabled accounts and the destination would the $Path. I don't want to run it for the entire domain.
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$Path = 'OU=StaleComputers,DC=domain,DC=com'
Get-ADComputer -Filter { Enabled -eq $false } -SearchBase "OU=computerOU,OU=Company,DC=domain,DC=com"  | Move-ADObject -TargetPath $Path -WhatIf

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For multiple OUs you can either input them directly and pipe into a foreach loop. (similar to your previous question)


$OUs = 'OU=Users1,OU=Company,DC=domain,DC=com','OU=Users2,OU=Company,DC=domain,DC=com','OU=Users3,OU=Company,DC=domain,DC=com'

$OUs | % { Get-ADComputer -Filter { Enabled -eq $false } -SearchBase $_  | Move-ADObject -TargetPath $Path -WhatIf}

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by:CiscoAzn
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I did a test and found out why it didn't work. Had to change from ADComputer to ADUser so this works perfectly thanks!
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by:becraig
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No prob, yeah I'd actually done this for computers on another question and just copy and pasted.
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Did you need anything else on this question ?

If so let me know and I will be happy to help.
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by:Satyendra Tiwari
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Hi Cisco,
You can download the complete script from this given resource and I hope, it will help you to resolve your purpose for moving all disabled AD accounts to specific OU : https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Move-and-disable-inactive-b1cf86c3
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This question was indicated as answered in comment 40458167
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by:Satyendra Tiwari
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This question was indicated as answered in comment 40458167

Ok, i did not see that.
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becraig I want to run this as a scheduled task and not able to. Do you have a way to do this? What is the Action that needs to be input to have this working?
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