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Posted on 2015-02-11
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Hi Guys,

We have groups with a -m in the name and a -r in the name. e.g:

DL-FSR-SMD-GNO-HR-M
DL-FSR-SMD-GNO-HR-R

All the R groups with a corresponding M, I want to move these to an OU called deprovsion, so far I have written this script, please help me complete it:

Get-QADGroup -SizeLimit 0 -SearchRoot "OU=Departmental Share Security,OU=Resource Groups,OU=Groups,DC=yu,DC=DS,DC=rt,DC=ac,DC=uk" | ?{$_.Name -match "-M$"} | % {
$S = $_
$D = $S.Name -replace "-M$","-R"
Try{

 if ( Get-QADGroup $D )
      {

       #move to OU OU=Deprovision,OU=Departmental Share Security,OU=Resource Groups,OU=Groups,DC=yu,DC=DS,DC=rt,DC=ac,DC=uk
            
      }


Catch{
   $D

 }

thank you in advance
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Question by:Kay
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by:Will Szymkowski
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I have found it much easier to move groups using the ADUC GUI, rather then scripting this procedure.

Not helpful in regards to your script but might be more effective.

Will.
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by:Kay
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what is ADUC GUI, where do i find it?
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by:Amit
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ADUC means Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. You can login to one of the DC. Goto Start>Run>dsa.msc

This will open ADUC for you. Now right click on the domain name>click find>type group name>click find>right click the group name>select Move>Browse to destination US Path>Click Ok.

Let me know, if you still have any doubt or query.
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Chris Dent earned 2000 total points
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ADUC GUI is the AD Users and Computers management console. It's  a bit of a pointless comment really.

Move-QADObject is the CmdLet you want if you've managed to identify the groups you're most interested in.

I'd probably do:
Get-QADGroup -Name "*-M" -SizeLimit 0 -SearchRoot "OU=Departmental Share Security,OU=Resource Groups,OU=Groups,DC=yu,DC=DS,DC=rt,DC=ac,DC=uk" -SearchScope OneLevel |
  Where-Object { Get-QADGroup -Name ($_.Name -replace "-M$","-R") } |
  ForEach-Object {
    $_ | Move-QADObject -NewParentContainer "OU=Deprovision,OU=Departmental Share Security,OU=Resource Groups,OU=Groups,DC=yu,DC=DS,DC=rt,DC=ac,DC=uk" -WhatIf
  }

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Your original Where-Object filter is wrapped back into Get-QADGroup. The check for a matching -R group is performed in the Where-Object filter, it won't error if it fails to find one.

The search is limited to only the "Departmental Share Security" OU, using OneLevel means it won't find anything in a sub-OU (and therefore try and move things twice).

Finally, all matching groups are moved using Move-QADObject.

WhatIf is included in the Move command to allow you to test it, the code won't do anything other than chat about changes as it stands.

HTH

Chris
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