Modifying Active Directory Users, only modification is scrip

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    by GeorginaHowland at 2012-12-06 06:16:40

    Modifying Active Directory Users, only modification is scriptpath. I retreive 182 users from active directory wth -property sciptpath 'xxx.bat', I export it to CSV file. I remove 152 users from csv file, save it, Import.CSV – My goal is to modify 30 of 182 users in Active Directory

    get-aduser -filter 'scriptpath -eq "cbsbdc002.bat"'| Export-csv C:\temp\Users.CSV

    import-csv c:\temp\halifax.csv (I ran this a viewed command to ensure the users to import were ok – they were ok)

    import-csv c:\temp\halifax.csv | set-aduser -replace @{Scriptpath='YYY.bat'} (DID NOT WORK)

    get-aduser (Import-csv c:\temp\halifax.csv) | set-aduser -replace @ {Scriptpath='yyy.bat'} (DID NOT WORK)

    Ultimately I am attempting to modify the Scriptpath for 30 Users, The 30 users are random selection from the 182 users, If I were to modify all 182 users, I could do it – I am testing this in our lab...I would appreciate a detailed description of what I am doing wrong for I am not a scriptor. Thank you.

    by ArtB0514 at 2012-12-06 07:05:02

    As you might have guessed, reading in the CSV file only gives you the information about a user account and not a copy of the account itself. The Get-ADUser cmdlet is what will do that for you.

    Since you only want a specific collection of users, you will have to search them out one-by-one to perform the update. For example:
    Import-Csv c:\temp\halifax.csv | foreach {Get-ADUser -Identity $_.samAccountName | Set-ADUser -Replace @{ScriptPath='yyy.bat'}}

    (NOTE: It's good that you're trying this in the lab. I don't have a lab or a way to test this, so it might not work perfectly and may need a bit more debugging. If you do get more errors, would you post the exact error message?)

    by GeorginaHowland at 2012-12-06 08:27:27

    Thanks I will try in the lab

    by GeorginaHowland at 2012-12-06 08:45:36

    I ran the command
    PS C:\> Import-Csv c:\temp\halifax.csv | foreach {Get-ADUser -Identity $_.samAccountName | Set-ADUser -Replace @{ScriptPath='yyy.bat'}

    After entrying the last curly bracket I pressed enter I was still in the pipeline, pressed enter again, and then one last time. I am missing something however I don't know what, Any constructive help would greatly be appreciated. Thank you

    by MRiston at 2012-12-06 12:35:27

    Hope this helps

    #Set Array for desired users
    $arrADUsers = ( Get-ADUser -Filter * | ? ScriptPath -Match cbsbdc002.bat )

    #Print & pause to confirm users

    #set ScriptPath to new .bat
    $arrADUsers | % { Set-ADUser $_.SamAccountName -ScriptPath "yyy.bat" }

    by MRiston at 2012-12-06 12:44:06

    Sorry – just noticed you want to parse out 150 some odd users...

    In that case – I'd suggest –>

    #SeOutput to file
    Get-ADUser -Filter * | ? ScriptPath -Match cbsbdc002.bat | Out-File C]

    Now Edit your .csv and re-save.

    #Inject content of CSV into array
    $arrADUsers_Edited = ( Get-Content C:\adusers.csv )

    #Print & pause to confirm users

    #set ScriptPath to new .bat
    $arrADUsers_Edited | % { Set-ADUser $_.SamAccountName -ScriptPath "yyy.bat" }

    by ArtB0514 at 2012-12-07 11:38:48

    Georgina: If you look closely at the script segment I entered, it ends with 2 "}" characters. For some reason, there's a link to the script highlighter partially covering the second one. Here's another try:

    Import-Csv c:\temp\halifax.csv | foreach {
    Get-ADUser -Identity $_.samAccountName | Set-ADUser -Replace @{ScriptPath='yyy.bat'}

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