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Retrieving Unlinked/Unused GPOs Powershell

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Dear powershell experts,

I have this working but for some reason the output is not exporting to csv. Could someone please help? Thanks a lot.

Get-GPO -all domain mydomain.com | Sort-Object displayname,ID | Where-Object { If ($_ | Get-GPOReport -ReportType XML | Select-String -NotMatch "<LinksTo>" )
{
$_.DisplayName, $_.Id | Export-CSV c:\temp\unlinkedgpos.txt -notypeinformation
}}
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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$report = @()
Get-GPO -All | 
    foreach-object { If ( $_ | Get-GPOReport -ReportType XML | Select-String -NotMatch "<LinksTo>" ) { $report += $_ }
    }
    $report | select-object displayname, id | Export-CSV c:\temp\unlinkedgpos.txt -notypeinformation

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I prefer to treat XML as such; if in some version, the APi decides to generate <LinksTo></LinksTo>, the script would not find them.
Plus it's shorter.
Get-GPO -All | ? {!([xml]$_.GenerateReport('Xml')).GPO.LinksTo.ChildNodes} | Select DisplayName, Id | Export-CSV c:\temp\unlinkedgpos.txt -notypeinformation

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by:IT_Admin XXXX
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Thank you!
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