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How to export first name, last name and creation date on 2008 active directory
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Question by:Victor_Torres
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by:Victor_Torres
ID: 41846168
I was able to extract first name and last name by using these command

dsquery user -name * -limit 0 | dsget user -fn -ln >c:\users_list.txt

How do I extract the date created ?
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by:Nandu 45
ID: 41846216
ActiveDirectory module requires the 2008R2 AD Web Services. That is the reason the Quest AD modules are there - and they should be used, as they make life easier.
Get-QADUser | select FirstName, LastName, email | Export-Csv -NoType C:\temp\users.csv
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by:Niten Kumar
ID: 41846379
import-module activedirectory

Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties * | select givenName,surName,createtimestamp | Export-Csv C:\YourFolder\Report.csv
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by:oBdA
ID: 41846413
Powershell without the need for AD Cmdlets:
Function Get-ADSIUser {
[CmdletBinding()]
Param(
	[string]$SamAccountName = '*',
	[string[]]$AttributeList = @()
)
	If ($AttributeList.Count -eq 0) {
		$AttributeList = @(
			'createTimeStamp'
			'displayName'
			'distinguishedName'
			'givenName'
			'name'
			'sAMAccountName'
			'sn'
			'userPrincipalName'
		)
	}
	Try {
		$RootDSE = [ADSI]'LDAP://RootDSE'
		$ADODBConnection = New-Object -ComObject 'ADODB.Connection'
		$ADODBConnection.Provider = 'ADsDSOObject'
		$ADODBConnection.Open('Active Directory Provider')
		$ADODBCommand = New-Object -ComObject 'ADODB.Command'
		$ADODBCommand.ActiveConnection = $ADODBConnection
		$BaseDN = "LDAP://$($RootDSE.defaultNamingContext)"
		$Filter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(samaccountname=$($SamAccountName)))"
		$ADODBCommand.CommandText = "<" + $BaseDN + ">;" + $Filter + ";" + ($AttributeList -Join ",") + ";subtree"
		$ADODBCommand.Properties.Item('Page Size').Value = 1000
		$ADODBCommand.Properties.Item('Size Limit').Value = 10000
		$ADODBCommand.Properties.Item('Timeout').Value = 60
		$ADODBCommand.Properties.Item('Cache Results').Value = $False
		$RecordSet = $ADODBCommand.Execute()
		If ($RecordSet.EOF) {
			"User '$($SamAccountName)' not found!" | Write-Warning
		} Else {
			Do {
				$ADUser = '' | Select-Object -Property $AttributeList
				ForEach ($Attribute In $AttributeList) {
					$ADUser.$Attribute = $RecordSet.Fields.Item($Attribute).Value
				}
				$ADUser
				$RecordSet.MoveNext()
			} Until ($RecordSet.EOF)
		}
	} Catch {
		Throw $_
	} Finally {
		If ($RecordSet) {$RecordSet.Close()}
		If ($ADODBCommand) {[Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::FinalReleaseComObject($ADODBCommand) | Out-Null}
		If ($ADODBConnection) {
			$ADODBConnection.Close()
			[Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::FinalReleaseComObject($ADODBConnection) | Out-Null
		}
	}
}

Get-ADSIUser | Select-Object samAccountName, givenName, sn, createTimeStamp | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Path C:\users_list.csv

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Todd Nelson earned 2000 total points
ID: 41847150
Run this command in an elevated command prompt from the domain controller to get an output of users and date created in a CSV file...

csvde.exe -f "C:\AD-Users.csv" -r objectClass=user -l DisplayName,objectClass,userPrincipalName,givenName,sn,whenCreated

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Keep in mind that the date in the whenCreated column will be formatted like this ... YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.  Therefore, "20160101062541.0Z" means that the account was created on 1 Janurary 2016 at 06:25:41 local time.
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by:Victor_Torres
ID: 41849305
Is it possible to query the user's date created on Active Directory on the management console?
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by:Todd Nelson
ID: 41849332
Are you asking about Server Manager or Active Directory Users and Computers?

Not that I am aware of from either.
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by:oBdA
ID: 41849473
In ADUC, first go the "View" menu and enable "Advanced Features".
Then open the properties of the object, and you'll find a tab "Object" with the Created and Modified dates.
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by:Todd Nelson
ID: 41849474
Of course, but not without going into each individual account.
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