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Powershell script to list user status based on CSV file not working due to apostrophe (Irish surname) !

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Last Modified: 2016-08-08
Hi All,

Can anyone here please assist me in modifying the PowerShell script below so that it works for the Irish surname or any surname with the Apostrophe ?

Script:
$names = Import-CSV "C:\test\names.csv"
$outFile = "C:\test\status.csv"
if (Test-Path $outFile) {Remove-Item $outFile -Force}
Add-Content -Path $outFile -Value "name,samaccountname,enabled"

foreach ($name in $names)
{
    $result = Get-ADUser -filter "Surname -eq '$($name.surname)' -and GivenName -eq '$($name.firstname)'" -Properties * | select enabled,samaccountname,displayname
    Add-Content -Path $outFile -Value "$($result.displayname),$($result.samaccountname),$($result.enabled)"
}

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The script is comparing the name of the people in the CSV file

CSV File format:
First Name, Last Name
Jason, Smith
April, O'Neill
Franky, O'Hara
Lisa,Auchterlonie-Crooks
...

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with the Active Directory users and the result will be exported into another CSV file with Display Name,samAccountName,account status column.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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