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I'm trying to end up with a txt file of usernames (1 user per line) using the

net group /domain <group>

command. However, the output of this command is not conducive to parsing. Does anyone have a way to pipe this to a txt file so that the file consists of only one user per line?

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No Powershell? Get-ADGroupMember "groupname" | Select name | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation output.csv – jscott Jul 30 '14 at 16:54
@jscott, when I run that command in PS, I get: "The term Get-ADGroupMember is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet...". Also I'd prefer to use a command that doesn't require additional installations if at all possible. – kylex Jul 30 '14 at 16:55
You need Microsoft's Active Directory Powershell module. It's included in RSAT and Server 2008/2012. – jscott Jul 30 '14 at 16:57
Might use dsget group instead of net /group. Powershell with the AD modules is the right way though. – Zoredache Jul 30 '14 at 18:03
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Ok, no additional installs, I get it. The following is horrible, horrible, and I would suggest there must be a better way [use the AD module!] to do it. I didn't feel like writing this in batch just now, so here it is. Note there isn't even a hint of i18n, error handling or anything "sane" here.

# Powershell
$result = net group /domain "SomeGroup"
($result |
    Where-Object { $_ -notmatch '^(The request|$|Group Name|Comment|Members|--|The c)' }).Split(' ') |
        Where-Object { $_ } |
             Out-File group.txt
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Thanks, and I think you're right... It'll be better to install the module. – kylex Jul 30 '14 at 17:20
You'll be so much happier with the AD module, I promise. :) – jscott Jul 30 '14 at 17:21

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