Using get-aduser to pull multiple properties

ravi raja 1 Reputation point

I am trying to pull multiple properties of a particular group like userid, account status, locked out, etc as mentioned below:

$group = Get-ADGroup -Server "" -Identity "test_test_test"
$members = Get-ADUser -Server "" -LDAPFilter "(&(objectClass=user)(memberOf=$group))" -Properties 'samaccountname', 'enabled','passwordexpired','lockedout','whenchanged'
$members | select -ExpandProperty 'samaccountname', 'enabled','passwordexpired','lockedout','whenchanged'| Out-File -FilePath "D:\userids_final.txt"

When I tried to run above script I am getting below error. Please help

Select-Object : Cannot convert 'System.Object[]' to the type 'System.String' required by parameter 'ExpandProperty'.
Specified method is not supported.
At line:3 char:35

  • $members | select -ExpandProperty 'samaccountname', 'enabled'| Out-Fi ...
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Select-Object], ParameterBindingException
  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgument,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SelectObjectCommand
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  1. Pierre Audonnet - MSFT 10,171 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Few comments:

    1. You don't need to do two requests to get the members and their attributes. You can pipe the first one with the second. The way you do it will only get teh direct members of the groups and not its nested members (unless that's what you want and in that case you could stick with that I guess).
    2. You don't need to use quotes in the list of properties.
    3. You don't need to expand any properties. It is failing at the moment because you can expand only one property. But in your case, since you are exporting stuff to a a file, you don't need to do that. And you could also export it in a more useful format such as csv.

    So here is a revisited version of your script:

     $members = Get-ADGroupMember -Identity  "test_test_test" -Recursive | Get-ADUser -Properties samaccountname,enabled,passwordexpired,lockedout,whenchanged
     $members | Export-Csv userids_final.csv -NoTypeInformation

    You could remove the -Recursive if you wanted only the direct group membership. And you could also do that in one line.

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