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Viewing the Attributes of an Object

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to view the attributes of an object in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

The following example demonstrates how to view the attributes Name and CanonicalName of the sites in the Fabrikam.com domain:

Get-ADObject -Filter 'ObjectClass -eq "site"' -SearchBase 'CN=Configuration,DC=Fabrikam,DC=Com' -Properties CanonicalName | FT Name,CanonicalName -A

In addition to the standard Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) attributes, you can retrieve the following extended properties of the Get-ADObject cmdlet by using the -Properties parameter:

  • ObjectClass

  • Created

  • Modified

  • Deleted

  • ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ADObjects, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ADObject –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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