I'm looking for a script/Powershell command that will list all AD users that have a value not NULL in the teletexterminalidentifier attribute, so they must have a value set.

By default this attribute is not set but we have an app that modifies this attribute (to contain a hexadecimal string), so I'm looking for a list of all users that have this attribute set to something.


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    Have you tried anything yet? – Alex McKenzie May 1 '14 at 13:16
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    Yeah, but I think I finally figured it out, mostly by reading help files :) Get-ADUser -Filter 'teletexterminalidentifier -ge 0' | Export-Csv c:\list.csv Seems to work. How do I do the same thing, but export the value of the teletexterminalidentifier attribute at the same time? – Johan May 1 '14 at 13:20

You should be able to get the users by using:

Get-ADUser -Filter 'teletexterminalidentifier -like "*"'

You can then filter what you need by piping the command:

Get-ADUser -Filter 'teletexterminalidentifier -like "*"' | Select-Object name,teletexterminalidentifier | Export-Csv file.csv

Where Select-Object lets you select what fields you want to get the info from by name.

  • Unfortunately I get Get-ADUser : Error parsing query: ''teletexterminalidentifier' -like '*'' Error Message: 'syntax error' at position: '1'. – Johan May 1 '14 at 13:37
  • Did you import the module? – Colyn1337 May 1 '14 at 13:39
  • Yes. When I change the command to Get-ADUser -Filter 'teletexterminalidentifier -like "*"' | export-csv c:\list6.csv it works. Just a slight re-working of the syntax. – Johan May 1 '14 at 13:41

I think what you're looking for is the Where-Object cmdlet. Here's some pseudo code to help you:

Get-ADUser -Filter * | Where-Object {$_.teletexterminalidentifier -ne $null} | Export-Csv c:\list.csv
  • That command is prompting me to supply values for "Filter" PS C:\Users\admin\Desktop> Get-ADUser | Where-Object {$_.teletexterminalidentifier -ne $null} | Export-Csv c:\list4.csv cmdlet Get-ADUser at command pipeline position 1 Supply values for the following parameters: (Type !? for Help.) Filter: – Johan May 1 '14 at 13:32
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    @Johan I added the filter param to the example. – Colyn1337 May 2 '14 at 21:05

If you want to filter users based on this property, you have to add the -properties switch to the Get-ADuser Cmdlet. Indeed, without this switch, it loads only basic properties (members) for user objects.

Thus, here is the full command to achieve what you want :

Get-ADUser -filter * -Properties * | ? {$_.teletexterminalidentifier -ne $null} | Select-Object CN,SamAccountName,Teletexterminalidentifier

It will produce this kind of result : enter image description here

Then you will be able to export the result into the desired format.

Hope this helps !

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