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PowerShell GUI prompt for IP address to search for AD computers

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I am really new to PowerShell but learning. What I am wanting is a powershell script that when launched will create a GUI interface and prompt for a single IP address or allow the use of a wild card to search a range of IPs (ie. 10.0.0.*), then will use the IP address information to search AD for the machine(s) with that IP address.

 The command I am using in powershell command line is as follows:
get-adcomputer -filter * -properties ipv4address | where ipv4address -like "111.222.333.*" | select name, ipv4address, distinguishedname | Out-GridView

This command works in powershell but when I try to script it, it just sits there doing nothing. It doesn't error out, it just doesn't do anything at all.
Quite often I get notified about a machine needing some kind of attention and the only information I am given is an IP address and sometimes I'll get a username nothing else. So I have to type in the command and run it to find where the machine lives so I can do what needs to be done. I'd like to script it so that I can launch it, enter in the IP or range of IPs and then get as much details from that search as I can in as short amount of time as possible. And if there is a better command to use any suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks in advance,
RBennett
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Find the answer for similar question for example..
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28214486/PowerShell-Creating-GUI-for-a-simple-search.html
In the code replace the $handler_Find_Click code block with
$handler_Find_Click= 
{
#TODO: Place custom script here
$Comp = get-adcomputer -filter * -properties ipv4address | ?{$_.ipv4address -like $textBox1.Text} |Select name,ipv4address,distinguishedname
 If ($Comp) {
 $richTextBox1.Text = $Comp | FL name,ipv4address,distinguishedname | Out-String
 }Else {
 $richTextBox1.Text = "Error in finding $($textBox1.Text)"
 }
}

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Or use Read-Host for create simple prompt, to input IP address and get result using Out-GridView
Try code..
$Ip = Read-Host "Input IP Details"
Get-ADComputer -filter * -properties ipv4address | where ipv4address -like $Ip | select name, ipv4address, distinguishedname | Out-GridView

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by:Ryan Bennett
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Thanks Subsun for the quick replay.

I tried running the first script as you have it in powershell and from the command line but neither work. And yes I used -executionpolicy remotesigned in the command line but the window just flashed and the script ended. Even tried it on an elevated powershell and command prompt still no luck.

I was able to get the second script to work which is basically the same as I wrote mine a few days ago but mine would not run for whatever reason. So at least I have something working, but would really like a GUI if possible. Mostly for learning how to do it.

 Thanks again.
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by:Subsun
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I have tested the GUI code and it's working for me...Post the GUI script which you are trying..
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by:Ryan Bennett
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Sorry, I missed a step. I fixed it and now it is working fine. Thanks very much, I appreciate the 2 versions to work with.
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