How to modify AD users' attributes using PowerShell script

The following is a comparison between modifying AD user's attributes with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus:

Windows PowerShell

Steps to modify users’ attribute using PowerShell:

  • Identify the domain in which you want to modify the user(s)
  • Identify the LDAP attributes you need modify
  • Compile the script.
  • Execute it in Windows PowerShell.

Sample Windows PowerShell script

Set-ADUser -Identity ScottJohn -HomePage ' -LogonWorkstations ScottJohn-DSKTOP,ScottJohn-LPTOP'
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ADManager Plus

To modify multiple users:

  • Select Modify Bulk Users option in Management -> User Management
  • Import the CSV file containing the users and their corresponding updated attributes.
  • Click Update in AD.


Modify Active Directory users' attributes using ADManager Plus

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Following are the limitations to modify AD user(s) using native tools like Windows PowerShell:

  • We can run this script only from the computers which has Active Directory Domain Services role.
  • With each attribute update, the script will get longer and complicated
  • Troubleshooting is not easy in case of errors.

ADManager Plus can modify multiple users’ attributes in bulk armed with just a CSV file in a simple and intuitively designed UI.

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