adding data to department field

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    by lanman_4 at 2012-09-17 09:51:16

    I need to add data (student) to the department field on selected user accounts (only student accounts).
    Can I do this using a script that will identify the student group (schoolname_students) and then add the data to all users in these groups or ...??

    thx in advance for help with this,

    by RichLec at 2012-09-17 11:38:35

    I would think you can use set-aduser from the activedirectory module to set this. You may need to use get-aduser to populate a list and then run that through a for-each block. I had to do something like this recently where i had a attribute in AD for password not required set incorrectly on a whole bunch of old users. The code below is what I used to make this change on all my users. This code might be able to be adjusted and tweaked to work for you particuler issue. I do have a blog post for this script. ... ibute.html

    $users = Get-Content "C:\lists\userlist.txt"
    foreach ($user in $users){
    $Cmd = get-aduser -identity $user
    $Cmd.PasswordNotRequired = "FALSE"

    Set-ADUser -Instance $Cmd}

    In the userlist.txt the format is:


    by RichardSiddaway at 2012-09-17 13:19:25

    If you have a group then it becomes this
    Get-ADGroupMember -Identity Legal |
    where {$_.objectclass -eq "user"} |
    foreach {
    Set-ADUser -Identity $($_.distinguishedName) -Department "Student"

    you can test the result like this

    Get-ADGroupMember -Identity Legal |
    where {$_.objectclass -eq "user"} |
    foreach {
    Get-ADUser -Identity $($_.distinguishedName) -Property Department |
    select Name, distinguishedName, Department

    the where {$_.objectclass -eq "user"} filters out nested groups

    by lanman_4 at 2012-09-18 08:51:31

    Hi Richard,
    Thanks for the script,, it worked perfectly


    by RichardSiddaway at 2012-09-18 09:52:26

    You're very welcome

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