Moving contacts between domains

Here’s some PowerShell someone sent me that moves all the contacts in the Active Directory domain to the child domain

Import-module ActiveDirectory

Get-adobject -ldapfilter “(objectclass=contact)” -SearchBase ‘OU=Sales,DC=contoso,DC=com’ | move-adobject -TargetPath “OU=Sales,DC=corp,DC=contoso,DC=com” -TargetServer

You need to customize the domains, OUs and target server to make it work of course.

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