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Posted on 2015-01-23
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I can exclude a name like "Random1" and "Random22", but if I wanted to exclude all names that started with "Random", is there a way to exclude with a wildcard? Random* does not seem to be working.

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Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership <user> | Select -Expand Name | Foreach-Object {$_.trim()} | Where-Object { 'Random*' -notcontains $_ }
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Does seem to work.

Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership <user> | Select -Expand Name | Foreach-Object {$_.trim()} | Select-String 'Random' -NotMatch -SimpleMatch
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by:footech
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The typical way to do this is is with Where-Object.
Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership <user> | Select -Expand Name | Foreach-Object {$_.trim()} | Where-Object { $_ -notlike "Random*" }

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You could also use the -notmatch operator instead of -notlike if you wanted to do RegEx matching.
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