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Powershell Get specific property for Active Directory

One liner command to check and get Active Directory Properties using  Powershell.  
Check which Active Directory properties is set or not set for a particular user or all users in Active Directory.

Below is a command to check which user or users has  an email address in the user object properties and it will also display which user don't have email address set  or accounts which has no email address set.

get-aduser -filter * -properties * | select mail, name

Of course depends on which properties you like to check you can just replace the mail and name properties on the command shown above.

Above command will display the email address if set on the user object property, if the user object property does not display an email address basically there is no email address  set on the object.

An example below on how the command output looks like:

mail                                                name
----                                                ----             Administrator
                                                     FoxUser                        SuperX
                                                     Hai X
                                                     Grumpy Worker
                                                     SUPPORT_388945a0                   Lady in Red

If you just want to check which user names that don’t have email address set on their property, this one liner command below will help:

Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties * | Where-Object { $_.EmailAddress -eq $null} | select name

However, if you want to check also which names have email address set on their property, one liner command below will also help:

Get-ADUser  -Filter  ‘EmailAddress  -notlike  $false’  |  Select Name

If you want to check which properties are available for  the user object, that can be used on Powershell you can type this command below:

Get-ADUser  -Filter  *  -Properties  * (this will get all the properties of the entire AD accounts)

To select one user account:

Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties * |  Where-Object { $_.Name -eq "User_Account_Name" } 

The output of the command will help to check which specific property can be used for the user object in Active Directory.

To check the email address for  using Active Directory name, use command below:

$User_Name="Fox Brooks"
Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties * |  Where-Object { $_.Name -eq $User_Name } | select

If the email address is found then email address will be shown for the specified user name.

Querying  Active Directory:

Hope it helps. Cheers!!!


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