Powershell output file missing SamAccountName results

by GMB1 at 2013-03-04 09:23:35

New to powershell, and I can’t figure out why the SamAccountName column in my output file is empty, while the IsDisabled column has the account status results.

Import-Csv C:\useraccounts.csv | Foreach-Object{

$user = ([ADSISEARCHER]"(samaccountname=$($.SamAccountName))").FindOne()

New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
SamAccountName = $user.SamAccountName
IsDisabled = $user.GetDirectoryEntry().InvokeGet(‘AccountDisabled’)
Write-Warning "Can’t find user '$($
} | Export-Csv C:\useraccounts_results.csv
by ArtB0514 at 2013-03-04 10:25:50
If you do a Get-Member on the object returned by ADSISearcher, you will find that it returns two properties: Path and Properties. If you want to get the samAccountName from it, you need to specify $User.Properties.samAccountName

if($user) {
New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
SamAccountName = $user.Properties.SamAccountName
IsDisabled = $user.GetDirectoryEntry().InvokeGet('AccountDisabled')
} else {Write-Warning "Can't find user '$($.SamAccountName)'"} | Export-Csv C]
by GMB1 at 2013-03-04 11:13:22
Thanks for the response. I added $user.Properties.SamAccountName, and the SamAccountName column is still empty.
by ArtB0514 at 2013-03-04 11:49:46
Well, you can always use the GetDirectoryEntry method as you did for the AccountDisabled property, or just use $.SamAccountName, since the name in the csv file and the name in the directory must be the same.
by GMB1 at 2013-03-04 12:04:22
$_.SamAccountName worked! Thanks, ArtB0514!