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June 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm #41506
Hello, all. This is probably not worth asking, but it's more out of curiosity than anything. I'm running a very simple script to output users in a group. Obviously I can dump it to Excel and sort it very easily, but is there a way to sort it if I output to the screen?
Get-ADGroupMember -Identity group_name | select-object samaccountname
I apologize in advance if this is a ridiculous question I should be able to figure out on my own.
Loving this site!
June 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm #41517MemberPoints: 0Rank: Member
That's what the Sort-Object cmdlet does. For example:
Get-ADGroupMember -Identity group_name | Select-Object -Property SamAccountName | Sort-Object -Property SamAccountName
June 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm #41519
I feel really dumb asking that now that I see how easy it was.
Thank you, Dave.
June 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm #41521MemberPoints: 0Rank: Member
No worries! 🙂 The *-Object commands are generally very useful. They give you a sort of query language that you can use on anything:
With those 5 commands, you can do some really powerful stuff. 🙂
June 2, 2016 at 7:16 pm #41523
Sweet! That's rocking stuff.
June 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm #41537ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
You can also pipe it to GridView, its a nice tool worth trying.
Get-ADGroupMember -Identity group_name | select-object samaccountname | Out-GridView
June 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm #41548KeymasterPoints: 1,811Rank: Community Hero
As a way of teaching you to fish ;), I'd have done:
To discover Sort-Object.
June 2, 2016 at 9:07 pm #41560
I appreciate all the feedback, everyone. I'm learning by leaps and bounds!
June 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm #41650ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
Thanks for teaching us to fish... it's obvious, but in the heat of things it's sometimes easy to forget the simple way to find something.
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