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Remove groups from user objects in a specific OU folder in active directory.

Posted on 2015-02-13
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I need to create a power shell script that will remove all the groups from a user object, except the Domain User group. I found this sample and made the changes needed to point to the OU folder that will contain the users that need the groups removed from them.

Import-Module activedirectory
$ou = Get‐ADUser ‐SearchBase "OU=Disabled Users,DC=LABDOMAIN,DC=COM" ‐Filter *
foreach ($user in $ou) {
$UserDN = $user.DistinguishedName
Get‐ADGroup ‐LDAPFilter "(member=$UserDN)" | foreach‐object {
if ($_.name -ne "Domain Users") {remove‐adgroupmember ‐identity $_.name ‐member $UserDN ‐Confirm:$False} }
}

When I run the script, I receive the errors below.
Get‐ADUser : The term 'Get‐ADUser' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path
was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\User Object Cleanup.ps1:2 char:7
+ $ou = Get‐ADUser ‐SearchBase "OU=Disabled Users,DC=LABDOMAIN,DC=COM" ‐Filter *
+       ~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Get‐ADUser:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

Any ideas?
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Question by:Domenic DiPasquale
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Get‐ADUser : The term 'Get‐ADUser' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path

This is because the activedirectory module did not import before running the script.

You can run get-module and it will display all of the modules that are currently installed on the server.

What you could do is just try typing import-module activedirectory first.

then try your script.

If you are running this from a workstation you will need to have RSAT (remote server admin tools) installed to get access to the AD cmdlets in the module.

Will.
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by:Domenic DiPasquale
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I found my issue. "-member" was missing an "s" at the end. I have "Import-Module activedirectory" in front of the code, which should enable the use of Get-ADUser. I decided to re-write the code using the PowerShell ISE to make sure the syntax was entered properly.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Get‐ADUser : The term 'Get‐ADUser' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet
You get this error message specifically when the module is not imported into the powershell session.

Will.
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