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Hi EE

I tried different variations -SearchBase and $_.samaccountname.length -eq 8 but cant figure it out . ..

I need to pull all AD users from a certain OU that are 8 characters long only .
Need the output file to have the SamAccountName,Name,CanonicalName

Thank you for all the help !
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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you can use powershell, by running this command
get-qadgroup GroupName| get-qadmemberof

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Assuming you have W2k8R2 (with the Microsoft AD Cmdlets):
$SearchOU = "OU=SomeOU,OU=Whatever"
$SearchSamLength = 8
$Properties = "SamAccountName", "Name", "CanonicalName"
$DefaultNamingContext = ([ADSI]"LDAP://RootDSE").DefaultNamingContext
Get-ADUser -SearchBase "$($SearchOU),$($DefaultNamingContext)" -Filter * -Properties $Properties | ? {$_.SamAccountName.Length -eq $SearchSamLength} | Select -Property $Properties

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Try below from elevated AD PowerShell Module
 
$OU = "OU=Test,DC=domain,DC=com"
Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase $OU | Select SamAccountName,Name,cn | Where-Object {$_.SamAccountName.Length -eq 8} | Export-Csv C:\output.csv

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by:MilesLogan
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Sorry guys .. I thought I had closed this ..  thank you for your assistance .
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