GEt USer activity from AD

I have a CSV file with samaccountnames  - I want to run it thru Powershell to check to see when the users account was created , the last logon time stamp and days since it last log on
then have it exported to a csv file
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
Name the top of the column that has the samaccountnames-                      Samaccountname

Import-Csv 'filelocation\nameofcsv.csv | %{Get-ADUser $_.Samaccountname -properties * |  Select DisplayName,SamAccountname,whencreated,LastLogonDate,@{N='
LastLogon'; E={[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogon)}}, @{N='Days Since Last Logon'; E={$($(Get-Date) - $([DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogon))).Days}}
$content = get-content c:\temp\sam.csv

$content | get-aduser -Properties * |select Name, createTimeStamp, 
    @{N = 'LastLogon'; E = {[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogon)}},
    @{N = 'LastLogon in Days'; E = {[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogn)}}, 
    @{N = 'Last Logon Days'; E = {$($(Get-Date) - $([DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogon))).Days}}| export-csv -path c:\temp\test.csv

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Since I was already writing it I decided to post it, but @fox Should get the points. Should be noted however that my script completes the export-csv as well..
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Sara TeasdaleCommented:
Here's the PowerShell command:

Get-ADUser <UserName> -Properties whenCreated | Format-List Name,whenCreated

Checkout quick reference guide we created about AD auditing - it includes instructions and event IDs:

You can simply use dsquery * command:

For formatting to readable format, use w32tm /ntte to format the output of your dsquery command.

For more info here:

If you want to get the exact date for the last logon, you can query lastlogon attribute (which is not replicated) on each DC and keep only the highest value of the queries as it represents the last logon.

For Powershell scripting, this should help:

And if you want to dig further and understand who created it (and possibly why), NetWrix AD Change Reporter ( ) can be of great value for you (the tool audits who changed, created or deleted what AD object, when and where)
gd6627Author Commented:
@Fox Am getting the following error:

ERROR: Import-Csv : Cannot bind parameter 'Delimiter'. Cannot convert value "LastLogon;
ERROR: E={[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogon)}}, @{N=Days" to type "System.Char". Error: "String must be exactly one character long."
GEtUSerStatus.ps1 (16, 70): ERROR: At Line: 16 char: 70
ERROR: + ... DisplayName,SamAccountname,whencreated,LastLogonDate,@{N='LastLogon';
ERROR: +                                                               ~~~~~~~~~~~
ERROR:     + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Import-Csv], ParameterBindingException
ERROR:     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportCsvCommand

Please try mine and let me know the output or errors associated with it.
gd6627Author Commented:
Ok @ItGuy565 trying now , Thanks
FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
I see I didn't close my quote after the .csv file name and I needed another closing bracket at the end.  Try the below with your filename.

Import-Csv 'filelocation\nameofcsv.csv' | %{Get-ADUser $_.Samaccountname -properties * |  Select DisplayName,SamAccountname,whencreated,LastLogonDate,@{N='
LastLogon'; E={[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogon)}}, @{N='Days Since Last Logon'; E={$($(Get-Date) - $([DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.LastLogon))).Days}}} | ft | Out-file 'c:\temp\results.txt'
gd6627Author Commented:
since you are using a $content  do I need a header in the csv file for samaccount?
gd6627Author Commented:
Fox is there a way that the output can be ina CSV file format ?
gd6627Author Commented:
Can you explain what the Letter E= and N= stand for
gd6627Author Commented:
@ITGuy565  am getting the following as a result heres a sample the "last logon in days" columm is blank all the way down and the "last logon day has some big numbers  please see attached sample
gd6627Author Commented:
I did receive to good solutions but I had questions that were never followed up on
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