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January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

by NeatAccurateTypist at 2013-03-11 14:54:08

I used Import-CSV to create a load of AD accounts today but forgot to add the UserPrincipalName property.

I realise I should have added something like: -UserPrincipalName ($_.samAccountName + '') in my original command, but now I'm trying to add the UPN to the newly-created accounts.

I'm trying something along the lines of:

Get-ADUser -filter * -SearchBase 'OU=OrganizationlUnit,DC=domain,DC=com' | Set-ADUser -UserPrincipalName ......

What's the equivalent of "($_.samAccountName + '')" for accounts that already exist, but have no UPN?


by DonJ at 2013-03-13 08:00:25

You need to chuck in a ForEach.

Get-ADUser -filter * | ForEach { Set-ADUser }

Within the {} you'll have $_ again.

by NeatAccurateTypist at 2013-03-13 08:36:58

Thanks I've tried this but I'm getting this reply:

cmdlet Set-ADUser at command pipeline position 1

by DonJ at 2013-03-13 08:40:27

Ok, so show me the exact command you tried to run that gave you that error.

by NeatAccurateTypist at 2013-03-13 09:00:31

I've been trying a few things, with and without parentheses within the curly brackets, along the lines of:

Get-ADUser -filter * | ForEach { Set-ADUser -UserPrincipalName ($_.samAccountName + '') }

by MasterOfTheHat at 2013-03-13 09:36:08

I don't have a test domain to verify it on, but it should be as simple as:
Get-ADUser -filter * | ForEach { Set-ADUser -UserPrincipalName "$($_.samAccountName + '')" }

Note the quotes and extra $ in the -UserPrincipleName parameter...

by NeatAccurateTypist at 2013-03-13 09:47:57

Thanks MasterOfTheHat,

I've tried your suggestion, but I'm still getting the following message:

cmdlet Set-ADUser at command pipeline position 1
Supply values for the following parameters:

by MasterOfTheHat at 2013-03-13 10:45:18

AH! Makes sense... The Set-ADUser command doesn't know what user object to apply the UPN to! Sorry I forgot that. Try:
Get-ADUser -filter * | ForEach { Set-ADUser -Identity "$_.samAccountName" -UserPrincipalName "$($_.samAccountName + '')" }

by NeatAccurateTypist at 2013-03-14 05:57:20

Thanks MasterofTheHat!

I tried that and it needed a slight adjustment (I had to remove the quotes from around the first "$_.samAccountName" and then it ran perfectly).

Did exactly what I needed! Thanks again!