Searching with a Bitwise Filter

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to search for objects in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), based on a bitwise filter query.


The following example demonstrates how to search for all universal groups in a domain by using a bitwise filter:

Get-ADObject -Filter 'GroupType -band 8'

Additional information

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ADObject, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ADObject –detailed, and then press ENTER.