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 I am trying to set up a method in which a user can tell me there username, I plug it in and it will return me their computerName. //Get the Username $username = Read-Host -prompt 'Username'  //Get the DistinguishedName and store it $usernameDN = Get-ADUser $username -properties * | SELECT DistinguishedName  //Get the ComputerName //This one fails everytime Get-ADComputer -Filter {ManagedBy -eq$usernameDN} -properties * | SELECT CN,ManagedBy  //Error I receive...almost as if it has to be a string Get-ADComputer : Invalid value: '' specified for extended attribute: 'ManagedBy'. At line:1 char:1 + Get-ADComputer -Filter {ManagedBy -eq $usernamedn} -properties * | SE ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-ADComputer], ArgumentException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryCmdlet:System.ArgumentException,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Comm ands.GetADComputer //So you put it as a string PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-ADComputer -Filter {ManagedBy -eq '$usernamedn'} -properties * | SELECT CN,ManagedBy  //Error Get-ADComputer : Identity info provided in the extended attribute: 'ManagedBy' could not be resolved. Reason: 'Cannot find an object with identity: '$usernamedn' under: 'DC=****,DC=*****'.'. At line:1 char:1 + Get-ADComputer -Filter {ManagedBy -eq '$usernamedn'} -properties * | ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [Get-ADComputer], ADIdentityResolutionException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryCmdlet:Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADIdentityResolutionException ,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADComputer //However if you replace the variable with the literal DistinguishedName...it will work PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-ADComputer -Filter {ManagedBy -eq 'CN=*******\, ***** *.,OU=********,OU=*****,OU=******,DC=*****,DC=******'} -properties * | SELECT CN,ManagedBy  //Result CN ManagedBy -- --------- ********* CN=**\, ** *.,OU=***,OU=***,OU=***,DC=***,DC=** ********* CN=**\, ** *.,OU=***,OU=***,OU=***,DC=***,DC=**  So I'm thinking my issue is that the Filter requires it to be string, but I can't figure out the right escape to make the variable read that way. I tried to do the string formatting as well, but I don't completely understand that yet Thanks,