Get Windows OS version on Specific OU using PowerShell


Getting the Windows OS Version on specific OU is very useful for System Administrator. For example for the upgrade plan or system architecture plan. 

Before we continue, you have to import the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell with the following command:

Import-Module activedirectory

For your information, In PowerShell 3.0 and above, this module is imported by default if RSAT Tools for Active Directory. You can install it using the following command:

Install-WindowsFeature -Name RSAT-ADDS


Get-ADComputer is a cmdlet to gets a computer or perform a search to retrieve multiple computers. Get-ADComputer returns set of ADComputer property values. You can get a list of all the properties of an ADComputer object by running the following command:

Get-ADComputer <computer> -Properties * | Get-Member
Get-ADComputer Properties

Get the Computer information on the sepecific OU

To display the information about the computer objects in a particular OU, use the SearchBase parameter:

Get-ADComputer -SearchBase 'OU=US,DC=msnoob,DC=com' -Filter * -Properties * | FT Name, OperatingSystem, OperatingSystemServicePack, OperatingSystemVersion -Wrap -Auto

You can Also use Server filtering. For example, you want to get all the server with Windows Server OS Installed. 

Get-ADComputer -SearchBase 'OU=US,DC=msnoob,DC=com' -Filter {OperatingSystem -Like "Windows *Server*"} -Property * | Format-Table Name,OperatingSystem,OperatingSystemServicePack -Wrap -Auto

Export to CSV

You can also export the search result from Get-ADComputer above by using Export-CSV command. Below is the example of the command:

Get-ADComputer -SearchBase 'OU=US,DC=msnoob,DC=com' -Filter * -Properties * | FT Name, OperatingSystem, OperatingSystemServicePack, OperatingSystemVersion -Wrap -Auto | Export-CSV GetWindowsVersion.csv -NoTypeInformation -Encoding UTF8

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