How to modify AD account control using PowerShell scripts.

Windows PowerShell

Steps to modify AD account control using PowerShell:

  • Identify the domain in which you want to manage settings of users
  • Identify the LDAP attributes you need modify.
  • Compile the script.
  • Execute it in Windows PowerShell.

Sample Windows PowerShell script

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Set-ADAccountControl -Identity ScottJohn -PasswordNeverExpires $True
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ADManager Plus

How to modify AD computers in bulk:

  • Select Reset Password -> User Management -> Management.
  • Select the domain and OU.
  • Choose the desired user(s), select Yes for Password Never Expires and select Apply.

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Following are the limitations to modify AD account control settings using native tools like Windows PowerShell:

  • We can run this script only from the computers which has Active Directory Domain Services role.
  • With additional filters, the script will get longer and complicated.
  • Troubleshooting these scripts requires extensive AD and scripting expertise

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