Search for an Active Directory user or group with PowerShell

I actually don’t even care if I’m late to the game on this one.

I search AD for users a few times a month, and the syntax is so weird that I forget it every time I need to do it again. Annoying!

So here’s what it is:

get-aduser -FilterĀ  {name -like “*dave*”}

It also works for AD Groups:

Get-ADGroup -Filter {name -like “*vdi*”}

I hope this helps- I did this for me, not for you ;).

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