2010-06-22

Get-AllDomainControllers Function

Sometimes you would like to run a query against all DC’s in your forest. For example today – I was looking a specific error on the System Event Logs.

Here is a quick way to get all the DC's in the forest adapted from Marcus Oh’s blog.

# ==============================================================================================
# NAME: Get-AllDomainControllers
# 
# AUTHOR: Maish Saidel-Keesing
# DATE  : 22/06/2010
# 
# COMMENT: 	Will collect all Domain controllers, set the list as the $alldcs variable
#			and output as list 
#
# ==============================================================================================

function Get-AllDomainControllers{
	
	$myDomain = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain]::GetCurrentDomain()
	$script:alldcs = $myDomain.Forest.Domains | ForEach-Object { $_.DomainControllers } | `
		Select-Object -Property Name | Sort-Object -Property Name
	$alldcs
}


### Entry point to script
Get-AllDomainControllers


From there to get the event I wanted was easy

$alldcs | ForEach-Object {
Get-EventLog -LogName System -ComputerName $_.Name -source KDC -EntryType Error -Newest 10 | where {$_.EventID -eq 27} |  select-object TimeGenerated,MachineName,message
}

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