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Get Active Directory information with PowerShell script

How to get Active Directory info in one output? For example, you want to migrate Active Directory to a new server, and you like to get the AD info. Or you like to know how many workstations, servers, or groups are present in AD? In this article, you will learn how to get Active Directory information with PowerShell script.

Get AD info PowerShell script

The Get-ADInfo.ps1 PowerShell script will get the following AD information:

  1. Computers (Workstations + Servers)
  2. Workstations
  3. Servers
  4. Users
  5. Groups
  6. Active Directory forest name
  7. Active Directory forest mode
  8. Active Directory domain mode
  9. Active Directory schema version
  10. FSMO role owners

Download get AD info PowerShell script

Download and place Get-ADInfo.ps1 PowerShell script in the C:\scripts folder. If you don’t have a scripts folder, create one.

Ensure that the file is unblocked to prevent any errors when running the script. Read more in the article Not digitally signed error when running PowerShell script.

Another option is to copy and paste the below code into Notepad. Give it the name Get-ADInfo.ps1 and place it in the C:\scripts folder.

    Author:       ALI TAJRAN
    Date:         01/07/2023
    Description:  Get Active Directory information

# Get AD info
$Computers = (Get-ADComputer -Filter *).count
$Workstations = (Get-ADComputer -LDAPFilter "(&(objectClass=Computer)(!operatingSystem=*server*))" -Searchbase (Get-ADDomain).distinguishedName).count
$Servers = (Get-ADComputer -LDAPFilter "(&(objectClass=Computer)(operatingSystem=*server*))" -Searchbase (Get-ADDomain).distinguishedName).count
$Users = (Get-ADUser -Filter *).count 
$Groups = (Get-ADGroup -Filter *).Count
$ADForest = (Get-ADDomain).Forest
$FSMO = netdom query FSMO
$ADForestMode = (Get-ADForest).ForestMode
$ADDomainMode = (Get-ADDomain).DomainMode
$ADVer = Get-ADObject (Get-ADRootDSE).schemaNamingContext -property objectVersion | Select objectVersion
$ADNUM = $ADVer -replace "@{objectVersion=", "" -replace "}", ""

If ($ADNum -eq '88') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2019/Windows Server 2022' }
ElseIf ($ADNum -eq '87') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2016' }
ElseIf ($ADNum -eq '69') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2012 R2' }
ElseIf ($ADNum -eq '56') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2012' }
ElseIf ($ADNum -eq '47') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2008 R2' }
ElseIf ($ADNum -eq '44') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2008' }
ElseIf ($ADNum -eq '31') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2003 R2' }
ElseIf ($ADNum -eq '30') { $srv = 'Windows Server 2003' }

Write-host "Active Directory Info" -ForegroundColor Yellow
Write-host ""
Write-Host "Computers =    "$Computers -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host "Workstions =   "$Workstations -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host "Servers =      "$Servers -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host "Users =        "$Users -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host "Groups =       "$Groups -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-host ""
Write-Host "Active Directory Forest Name =  "$ADForest -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host "Active Directory Forest Mode =  "$ADForestMode -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host "Active Directory Domain Mode =  "$ADDomainMode -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host "Active Directory Schema Version is $ADNum which corresponds to $Srv" -ForegroundColor Cyan
Write-Host ""
Write-Host "FSMO Role Owners" -ForegroundColor Cyan

Run get AD info PowerShell script

Run PowerShell as administrator. Change the path to the scripts folder. Then, run the PowerShell script to gather the Active Directory information.

PS C:\> cd c:\scripts
PS C:\scripts> .\Get-ADInfo.ps1

This is how the output looks like in our organization.

Active Directory Info

Computers =     8
Workstions =    3
Servers =       5
Users =         5143
Groups =        88

Active Directory Forest Name =   exoip.local
Active Directory Forest Mode =   Windows2016Forest
Active Directory Domain Mode =   Windows2016Domain
Active Directory Schema Version is 88 which corresponds to Windows Server 2019/Windows Server 2022

FSMO Role Owners
Schema master               DC01-2019.exoip.local
Domain naming master        DC01-2019.exoip.local
PDC                         DC01-2019.exoip.local
RID pool manager            DC01-2019.exoip.local
Infrastructure master       DC01-2019.exoip.local
The command completed successfully.

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like.

Get Active Directory information with PowerShell script

That’s it!

Read more: Get all Domain Controllers with PowerShell »


You learned how to get Active Directory information with PowerShell script. There is a lot of information in Active Directory, and searching for the info one by one in PowerShell or the GUI takes a lot of time. Running a PS script and having it all in one output saves time and is easier to look at.

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ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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