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Is there anyway to check if a use exists in a office 365 site. I am adding meta data to items in a document library and I am using ensureuser but if the user is not there I don't want it to be added so before I use ensureuser is there anyway of checking whether the user exists in the site or not? This is a powershell script csom

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The SharePoint Online PowerShell Management Shell lets you query a site and get the users of that site. Searching for the exact user will either return the user record if found or throw a User not found exception if the user doesn't exist on the site.

$site = Get-SPOSite https://contoso.sharepoint.com
Get-SPOUser -Site $site -LoginName [email protected]

DisplayName : Jane Smith
LoginName   : [email protected]
IsSiteAdmin : False
IsGroup     : False
Groups      : {}
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  • what do I need to install because its just saying get-spouser is not recognised
    – bendon
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 9:28
  • You need to install the management shell. I've added the link to the answer.
    – Zach
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 15:42
  • is there not a way to do this with the regular powershell?
    – bendon
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 16:29

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