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How to put in multiple values in a where-object filter

How to put in multiple values in a where-object filter

How to put in multiple values in a where-object filter

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I have some code:

Get-ADGroupmember -Identity Servers|Select-Object -ExpandProperty name|Sort-Object

Which returns a simple list of members of the "Servers" group.

A foreach loop then does other stuff with that list (finds stopped services and restarts them)

What I would like to do is to give myself the option of sometimes excluding some servers from that list.

I know I could put in a where-object{$_.name -ne 'server1' -and....... } etc, but the list changes each time and I would like to automate this with a scheduled task so to make it easier I wonder if I could use some kind of variable. something along the lines of:

$excludedservers="server1","server2"
Get-ADGroupmember -Identity Servers|Where-Object{$_.name -ne $excludedservers}|Select-Object -ExpandProperty name|Sort-Object

This doesn't work though, it still produces the full list.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? maybe a foreach is needed? I cant see how to do it.

Thanks

RE: How to put in multiple values in a where-object filter

Slight modification to your filter script block on the Where-Object. You are looking to compare a single value ($_.name) to ensure it is not in the array of excluded servers

Get-ADGroupmember -Identity Servers | 
    Where-Object{$_.name -notin $excludedservers} |
    Select-Object -ExpandProperty name |
    Sort-Object 

Make your code readable and put line breaks in where there is a logical separator in the PowerShell statement. If you end a line at the pipe character '|' PowerShell will know that a pipeline exists and there is more code to follow.

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