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How do I access the value of the field pwdLastSet in Active DirectoryHelpful Member! 

AndyH1 (Programmer) (OP)
9 Oct 11 8:23
Im a bit of a novice to PowerShell and AD, and am well outside my normal domain (which is web development) but have been asked to do the following. Write a script in Powershell to find ALL users in an Active Directory that have pwdLastSet set to 0, (in a for next loop so I can then process each user).  

I came across the code below which will loop through all objects of type People which I assume is what I need to do, but have no idea how to also do the additional check that pwdLastSet value = 0.

Can someone advise?
Thanks in advance


$Dom = 'LDAP://DC=YourDom;DC=YourExt'
$Root = New-Object DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry
# Create a selector and start searching from the Root of AD
$selector = New-Object DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher
$selector.SearchRoot = $root
# Filter the users with -like "CN=Person*". Note the ForEach loop
$adobj= $selector.findall() `
| where {$ -like "CN=Person*"}
ForEach ($person in $adobj)
      Write-host "First name: $($prop.givenname) " `
      "Surname: $($ User: $($"
write-host "`nThere are $($adobj.count) users in the $($ domain with password = 0"
AndyH1 (Programmer) (OP)
9 Oct 11 9:50
I also wondered if this could be done simpler with the ActiveDirectory import


 Import-Module ActiveDirectory -ea 0
 $users = Get-ADUser -Properties pwdLastSet -Filter 0

give me those users with pwdLastSet set to 0

or am I misunderstanding?
AndyH1 (Programmer) (OP)
10 Oct 11 4:41
In answer to (part) of my own question have found I cannot use the ActiveDirectory module as they are running win 2003 server and its only available on 2008
Helpful Member!  58sniper (MIS)
10 Oct 11 9:53
AndyH1 -

You can't use -ea 0 for the importing of the module, since you have no error trapping. If the importing of the module fails, the code following wouldn't work. You could use a function, such as the one I use in all of my scripts:

CODE --> PowerShell

function Get-ModuleStatus {
    param    (
        [parameter(ValueFromPipeline=$true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName=$true, Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="No module name specified!")]
    if(!(Get-Module -name "$name")) {
        if(Get-Module -ListAvailable | ? {$ -eq "$name"}) {
            Import-Module -Name "$name"
            # module was imported
            return $true | Out-Null
        } else {
            # module was not available
            return $false | Out-Null
    }else {
        # module was already imported
        # Write-Host "$name module already imported"
        return $true | Out-Null
} # end function Get-ModuleStatus

And then use

CODE --> PowerShell

if (Get-ModuleStatus ActiveDirectory){
     # your code here

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AndyH1 (Programmer) (OP)
10 Oct 11 11:46
Thanks 58sniper

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