How to set expiration date for AD Accounts using PowerShell

The following is a comparison between setting expiration date for AD accounts with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus:

Windows PowerShell

Steps to set expiration date AD account 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-ADAccountExpiration -Identity ScottJohn -DateTime "12/31/2020"
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ADManager Plus

To set expiration date for users:

  • Select Modify Bulk Computers -> User Management -> Management.
  • Click the Import button to import a CSV file, with the accountExpires attribute mentioned (provide the desired value in "MM-dd-yyyy" format).
  • Click Update in AD.

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Set expiration date for Active Directory accounts using ADManager Plus

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

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