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September 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

Hi,
I am using get-adcomputer to get the name and dnshostname of servers.
The dnshostname value is servername.domain.global.
I would like to change this to just the domain.global value in my output, not servername.domain.global.

Struggling, testing with only one server, I have tried to get the computername and domain name only (as opposed to the fqdn) into two columns:

$computerdetails = Get-ADComputer -server $dc -Filter {Name -like "servername*" } -Property * | select @{N="computername";E={$_.name}}`
,@{N="dnsdomain";E={$computerdetails.DNSHostName.Replace("$computerdetails.computername.","")}}

The computername works ok, but the dnsdomain is empty.

Can someone advise me please?
Thanks!

September 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

Try:
select @{n="ComputerName";e={$_.name}},@{n="dnsdomain";e={$_.DNSHostName.Replace("$($_.name).","")}}

September 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

haha I'm answering my own questions today it seems.
I did this and it worked:

$computerdetails = Get-ADComputer -server $DC -Filter {Name -like "servername*" } -Property * | select @{N="computername";E={$_.name}}`
,@{N="dnsdomain";E={$_.DNSHostName.Split(".")[1] + "." + $_.DNSHostName.Split(".")[2]}}

🙂

September 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

Thanks! In the meantime I used split, but Jason's solution worked as well 🙂

September 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

Here's another option. Note that you don't need to use -Properties * as the properties you're looking for are returned by Get-ADComputer by default:

Get-ADComputer -server $dc -Filter {Name -like 'servername*'} |
Select-Object -Property @{name='computername';expression={$_.name}},
@{name='dnsdomain';expression={$_.DNSHostName -Replace '^(.*?)\.'}}