how to use powershell for fuzzy serch? RRS feed

  • Question

  • i have a computer list need to serch how many name like this in the ad server

    so i create a csv file 'test' and create header call 'name' and placed all the data under it .

    like this :





    how can i use fuzzy serch in powershell for serch how many computer name  include these number?

    Thanks in advance

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:29 AM


  • Get-ADComputer -Filter "Name -like '*$($_.name)*'"


    • Marked as answer by DT 2017 Monday, September 11, 2017 3:12 AM
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:13 AM

All replies

  • What?  What is a "fuzzy" search? 

    You can search for each name but there is really no good way to search for a list.

    Start by searching for each item in your list  build a list of iitems found.


    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:47 AM
  • sorry  I didn't explain clear.   i just want serch name contains these number in all ad computer.

    i know it is not good way to serch for each one whitout powershell.

    so i wirte :   Import-Csv test.csv | %{Get-ADComputer $_.name -Properti
    es *} | Select-object name  | Export-Csv computer.csv -NoTypeInformation
    -Encoding UTF8

    and i know some place need change or add, but i don't know how.

    so can you get some advice.

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:06 AM
  • And yes. You are doing this:

    Import-Csv test.csv | 
    		Get-ADComputer $_.name 
    	} | 
    	Select-object name | 
            Export-Csv computer.csv -NoTypeInformation -Encoding UTF8

    What is the issue or error?


    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:39 AM
  • computer name for example like 'ZJ5109160506' or '5109160506A'

    the above command serch need perfect match right,  it didin't serch out anything and i need each containing these in them computer name

    so how can do ?  please get me some thought

    • Edited by DT 2017 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:57 AM
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:56 AM
  • Get-ADComputer -Filter "Name -like '*$($_.name)*'"


    • Marked as answer by DT 2017 Monday, September 11, 2017 3:12 AM
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:13 AM
  • thank you for your help.  problem be fixed.

    i think i need learn more about this thing.

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:02 AM
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