Solved

Retrieving Unlinked/Unused GPOs Powershell

Posted on 2016-08-24
3
65 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-29
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
}}
0
Comment
Question by:IT_Admin XXXX
3 Comments
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 41769481
$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

Open in new window

1
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 500 total points
ID: 41770036
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

Open in new window

1
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IT_Admin XXXX
ID: 41775277
Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The article will show you how you can maintain a simple logfile of all Startup and Shutdown events on Windows servers and desktops with PowerShell. The script can be easily adapted into doing more like gracefully silencing/updating your monitoring s…
Set OWA language and time zone in Exchange for individuals, all users or per database.
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now