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How to get displayname from manager attribute

Basically. i've a text file with bunch of samaccountnames and my task is to get firstname, lastname,email address and manager name out of those samaccountnames. I was able to write below script and 95% job is done but i can't seem to get manager name properly. Below is what i wrote

GC C:\temp\Test.txt| % {Get-Aduser $_ -Pr * | Select GivenName,Surname,displayname,manager} | export-csv C:\temp\Test/csv

but I can't seem to get the display name of the manager. It's coming up similar to Distinguish name attribute.

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance..
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oBdACommented:
The "Manager" attribute will contain the manager's DN; you need a calculated property to get the display name on the fly:
Get-Content -Path C:\temp\Test.txt |
	ForEach-Object {
		Get-Aduser -Identity $_ -Properties 'GivenName', 'Surname', 'DisplayName', 'Manager' |
		Select-Object `
			'GivenName',
			'Surname',
			'DisplayName',
			@{Name='Manager'; Expression={If ($_.Manager) {(Get-Aduser -Identity $_.Manager -Properties DisplayName).DisplayName} Else {''}}}
	} | Export-Csv -Path C:\temp\Test.csv -NoTypeInformation

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P SAuthor Commented:
Thanks oBdA. It worked fine. You just made my day!!!.

one more thing though, how can i modify the same script to get the samaccountname, emailaddress attribute of managers.

Thanks again!!
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oBdACommented:
Basically the same way as the DisplayName, but that wouldn't be pretty, because you'd have three AD calls for each user, each retrieving the same Manager object.
This will cache previous AD queries:
Function Get-ManagerProperty([string]$DN, [string]$Property) {
	If (-not $Script:ManagerCache) {$Script:ManagerCache = @{}}
	If (-not $Script:ManagerCache.ContainsKey($DN)) {
		$Script:ManagerCache[$DN] = $(If ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($DN)) {
			''
		} Else {
			Get-ADUser -Identity $DN -Properties displayName, samAccountName, mail
		}) | Select-Object displayName, samAccountName, mail
	}
	Return $Script:ManagerCache[$DN].$Property
}

Get-Content -Path C:\temp\Test.txt |
	ForEach-Object {
		Get-Aduser -Identity $_ -Properties 'GivenName', 'Surname', 'DisplayName', 'Manager' |
			Select-Object `
				'GivenName',
				'Surname',
				'DisplayName',
				@{Name='ManagerDisplayName'; Expression={Get-ManagerProperty -DN $_.Manager -Property DisplayName}},
				@{Name='ManagerSamAccountName'; Expression={Get-ManagerProperty -DN $_.Manager -Property samAccountName}},
				@{Name='ManagerEmail'; Expression={Get-ManagerProperty -DN $_.Manager -Property mail}}
	} | Export-Csv C:\temp\Test.csv

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P SAuthor Commented:
Thanks again. Beautiful Script!!!
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oBdACommented:
Question answered.

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