Find Active Directory computer objects by their Operating System

Find out if you still have any Windows 2000 objects left in your domain

I was recently asked by a friend how to find Windows 2000 computers with PowerShell.

While its very easy to accomplish with ADUC, he needed a script.

Every computer object in Active Directory has an Operating System attribute (simply called “OperatingSystem”).

All you need to do is to use Get-ADComputer cmdlet and provide an expression for its filter parameter.

PS C:\> Get-ADComputer -Filter ‘OperatingSystem -like “Windows 2000*”‘
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