PoshTip #26 – Get a list of AD Organizational Units

PoshTip #26 – Get a list of AD Organizational Units

First, you need to import the Active Directory module:

Now you can use the “Get-ADOrganizationalUnit” cmdlet with the “-filter” parameter:

Note: The FormatTable cmdlet formats the output as a table with the “Name” and “DistinguishedName” properties.

You can get all the filters available with the “Get-Member” cmdlet:

There are also many properties that can be used:

Now you are able to retrieve all the Organizational Units with “WhenCreated” and “WhenChanged” properties:


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