Functions, Learning your way around., Powershell, Scripting Technique

PowerShell Importing Data from Excel

If you want to import Excel data I recommend giving the people who toke the time to develop this module Import-Excel. It can be Read about on the PSGallery here:

After reading we will try to find the module using built im module package for powershell :

“find-module importexcel”

we can pipe this into an “install-module” command with a few parameters to ensure a smooth install.

find-module importexcel | install-module -Scope CurrentUser -SkipPublisherCheck

this should install the module and you import Excel workbooks as easily as you can excel and text files.

Import-Excel, Export-Excel with a few extra parameters like -worksheet so you can target data sets and even write reports with details on different pages!

I use this to write share permission reports with different shares on different worksheets. So other things you can do is a security audit on servers and write a server to each worksheet and then write a pivot table for a summary report.

I how you download and support this module because it is nothing short of amazing, you dont have to have the excel application installed to import or export to Excel!

Scripting Technique, Uncategorized

Audit Objects in your Domain(s) using switch statements in PowerShell

I find it important to figure out who and what is in your active directory OUs

get-aduser $TargetedUser

What about groups, and computers?

get-adobject $targetObject

this includes users, groups, and computers.

here is a switch that will report differently based on object class property that gets returned.

get-adobject -filter *| foreach-object{
Switch($_.Objectclass) {

User{ write-host "Found a User" -foregroundcolor red
      $_ | export-csv Users.csv -notypeinformation -append
     } #end User

Group{ write-host "Found a Group" -foregroundcolor blue
       $_ | export-csv Group.csv -notypeinformation -append
     } #end group

Computer{ write-host "Found a Computer" -foregroundcolor cyan
          $_ | export-csv Computers.csv -notypeinformation -append
     }#end Computer
}#end switch

}#end Foreach-object from pipeline