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

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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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
The names.csv should contain the AD usernames instead of the first and last names. The header of the username should read Users. From the username we can now pull out whatever we want to do the comparison.

Import-csv "c:\temp\names.csv" | ForEach{Get-ADuser  $_.users -properties * | ft Surname,GivenName,samaccountname,enabled} | out-file "c:\temp\namesreport"
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oBdACommented:
First, you need to correct your csv file so that the column names actually match the properties you're using in the script.
GivenName, Surname
Jason, Smith
April, O'Neill
Franky, O'Hara
Lisa,Auchterlonie-Crooks

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The you can use an ldap filter:
$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) {
    $result = Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(&(sn=$($name.Surname))(givenName=$($name.GivenName)))" -Properties * | Select-Object enabled,samaccountname,displayname
    Add-Content -Path $outFile -Value "$($result.displayname),$($result.samaccountname),$($result.enabled)"
}

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EDIT: corrected header --> "Surname" instead of "sn"
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys !
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