Create a Pivot Table in Excel using PowerShell script

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Find out how to create a Pivot Table in Excel using a PowerShell script. In one of the previous articles, I described how to get computer objects from OUs. In this case, I wanted to show you how to export the same results to Excel and create Pivot Table.

Pivot Table in Excel

To create something in Excel using PowerShell we need to have ImportExcel module installed on our PC. To do that you just have open PowerShell ISE as an admin and run the following command:

#Open ISE as an admin and install module if you dont have
Install-Module -Name ImportExcel

Apart from this, we need to have ActiveDirecotry module as we will use Get-ADComputer and Get-OrganizationalUnit cmdlets.

The Get-ADOrganizationalUnit cmdlet gets an organizational unit (OU) object or performs a search to get multiple OUs. In params, you need to specify SearchBase from your environment:

        #OU Params
        $Params = @{
            Filter       = '*'
            Server       = ($env:LOGONSERVER -replace "\\",'')
            SearchBase   = 'OU=Servers,DC=PowerShellBros,DC=com'
            SearchScope  = 'Subtree'
            Properties   = 'DistinguishedName'
        }

        #Get all OUs
        $OUs = Get-ADOrganizationalUnit @Params | Select DistinguishedName

The Get-ADComputer cmdlet gets a computer or performs a search to retrieve multiple computers.

$Computers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -SearchBase $item.DistinguishedName -SearchScope OneLevel

Below you can find an example on how to get all the computers from OUs and export results to Excel and CSV file.

Final script:



    ################################################################################         
    Try{
        #Open ISE as an admin and install module if you dont have
        Install-Module -Name ImportExcel

        #Import Modules
        Import-Module ActiveDirectory,ImportExcel -ErrorAction Stop

        #Set location where excell will be saved
        Set-Location "$env:userprofile\desktop\"

        #Params
        $ReportPath   = "$env:userprofile\desktop\"
        $FileDate     = Get-Date -Format "yyyyMMddHHmmss"
        $OutputCsv    = "$ReportPath\Computers_$FileDate.csv"  
        $AllComputers = @()

        #OU Params
        $Params = @{
            Filter       = '*'
            Server       = ($env:LOGONSERVER -replace "\\",'')
            SearchBase   = 'OU=Servers,DC=PowerShellBros,DC=com'
            SearchScope  = 'Subtree'
            Properties   = 'DistinguishedName'
        }

        #Get all OUs
        $OUs = Get-ADOrganizationalUnit @Params | Select DistinguishedName 

        If($OUs){
            #Get all computers
	        $AllComputers = Foreach ($item in $OUs){
	            $Computers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -SearchBase $item.DistinguishedName -SearchScope OneLevel
	            If($Computers){
	                Foreach ($i in $Computers){
	                    $Object = @{} | Select 'OU Distinguishedname', 'Computername'
	                    $Object.Computername           = $i.dnshostname
	                    $Object.'OU Distinguishedname' = $item.DistinguishedName
	                    $Object
	                }
	            }
	        }
        }
    }
    Catch{
        Write-Warning $_.Exception.Message
        Read-Host "Script will end. Press enter to close the window"
        Exit
    }
    ################################################################################

    If($AllComputers){
        #Create PivotTable in Excel and open it
        $AllComputers | Export-Excel -Path ".\Servers OUs.xlsx" -KillExcel -WorkSheetname "Servers OUs" -ClearSheet -IncludePivotTable -PivotRows 'OU Distinguishedname','Computername' -PivotData @{"Computername"="Count"} -show

        #Export CSV
        $AllComputers | Export-CSV $OutputCsv -Force -NoTypeInformation
    }
 
     

I hope this was informative for you 🙂 See you in the next articles.

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