How do I get manager's name instead of sAMAccount? I was following the powershell link (see below) to populate a list.

I tried this $user.Item("Manager").Value; or $user.Item("Manager").Name; but no success



There is a post on this site How to get Display Name from Manager(Person field) userprofile - SharePoint 2010 and it helped. Here is the full code that works for my need.

# https://www.sharepointusecases.com/2012/11/use-case-export-user-profiles-to-a-sharepoint-list-phonebook-style
if((Get-PSSnapin | Where {$_.Name -eq "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"}) -eq $null) {
    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell;
function Enumerate-SPUserProfiles($webUrl, $listName)
    $x= [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint")
    $x= [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("microsoft.sharepoint.portal")
    $x= [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.Office.Server")
    $x= [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Web")
    $sites = Get-SPSite
    $context = [Microsoft.Office.Server.ServerContext]::GetContext($sites[0])
    $profileManager = new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($context)
    $web = Get-SPWeb $webUrl
    $list = $web.Lists[$listName]
    $profileManager.GetEnumerator() | ?{$_.DisplayName -notlike '*\*' -and $_.ProfileType -eq "User" } | foreach-object { Update-PhoneBook $_ $web $list $webUrl }

function Update-PhoneBook($user, $web, $list, $webUrl)
    if($user.Item("FirstName") -ne "" -and $user.Item("FirstName") -ne $null -and $user.Item("EmployeeID") -ne $null)
        $spQuery = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPQuery
        $userName = $user.Item("UserName")
        $camlQuery = "<Where><Eq><FieldRef Name='UserName' /><Value Type='Text'>$userName</Value></Eq></Where>";
        $spQuery.Query = $camlQuery
        $spQuery.RowLimit = 1
        $spListItemCollection = $list.GetItems($spQuery)
        $domain = (gwmi WIN32_ComputerSystem).Domain

        if($spListItemCollection.Count -ge 1)
            Write-Host "Updating $username..."
            Update-Contact $spListItemCollection[0] $user $domain $webUrl 
            Write-Host "Adding $username..."
            $contact = $list.items.add();
            Update-Contact $contact $user $domain $webUrl 

function Update-Contact($contact, $user, $domain, $webUrl)
    $contact["Title"] = $user.Item("title");
    $contact["EmployeeName"] = $user.Item("PreferredName");
    $contact["Employee ID"] = $user.Item("EmployeeID");
    $contact["EmployeeLocation"] = $user.Item("Office");

    $sites2 = Get-SPSite $webUrl
    $context2 = [Microsoft.Office.Server.ServerContext]::GetContext($sites2[0])
    $profileManager2 = new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($context2)
    $manager = $user.Item("Manager")
    $upSupervisor = $profileManager2.GetUserProfile($manager.Split('\')[1]);
    $contact["ManagersName"] =  $upSupervisor["PreferredName"];

    $contact["Department"] = $user.Item("Department");
    $contact["UserName"] = $user.Item("AccountName");


#You can run it by typing:
Enumerate-SPUserProfiles "https://train.thoshiba.br.pt" "Employees List TEST"
  • he already mentioned the same script / link in his question/ – Waqas Sarwar MVP Mar 6 '19 at 18:07

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