loop through all user IDs??

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    by tommls at 2013-03-01 07:50:28

    Can I do this?? Or should it be done differently??

    foreach $($_.name) # each domain user ID (possible to specify only users in Domain Users group??)
    {
    # do code e.g.
    Set-Location "\\$server\C`$\Users\$_.name\AppData\Local\Temp" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    } # end foreach

    Thank you, Tom

    by mjolinor at 2013-03-01 08:03:12

    $users =

    foreach ($user in $users)
    {
    # do code e.g.
    Set-Location "\\$server\C`$\Users\$user\AppData\Local\Temp" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    }

    See get-help about_foreach

    Or use the pipeline with foreach-object:

    $user =

    $users |
    foreach-object {
    # do code e.g.
    Set-Location "\\$server\C`$\Users\$_\AppData\Local\Temp" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    }

    Note the difference in the way the user object is referenced ($_ in the pipeline, and $user in the foreach loop)

    by tommls at 2013-03-01 08:05:27

    What command gets the user's ID (aka SAM Account Name)??
    I'm now trying to figure this out..
    Thank you, Tom

    by mjolinor at 2013-03-01 08:10:01

    If you have the RSAT tools installed (with the ActiveDirectory module)

    Get-ADUser | select -ExpandProperty sAMAccountName

    by tommls at 2013-03-01 08:24:29

    That doesn't work because it doesn't get ALL users and requests a filter which I tried including...
    e.g. Get-ADUser | select -ExpandProperty sAMAccountName -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Domain Users,DC=foo,DC=local" does not work but it is the gist of what I want...It absolutely must select only Domain Users.
    This command must be set equal to $users to create an array of user IDs.

    by mjolinor at 2013-03-01 08:48:19

    $Users = Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Domain Users,DC=foo,DC=local" |
    select -ExpandProperty SamAccountName

    by tommls at 2013-03-01 09:20:53

    I had tried that command but I now realize I had the filter/search and search reversed because I did not fully understand the order of things in the docs.
    Thank you!! 🙂 Tom

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