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Setting user address information

In AD Users & Computers the user’s properties dialog has a tab for setting address information


if (-not (Get-Module ActiveDirectory)){            
  Import-Module ActiveDirectory            
$ou = "OU=England,DC=Manticore,DC=org"            
$street = @"
123 Somewhere Place, 
A big suburb
$PObox = "PO 456"            
$city = "Salisbury"            
$state = "Wiltshire"            
$zip = "SY27 5QW"            
$country = "GB"            
$name = "UserA"            
Get-ADUser -Identity $name |            
Set-ADUser -StreetAddress $street -POBox $PObox -City $city -State $state -PostalCode $zip -Country $country            
"`nAD provider"            
$name = "UserB"            
$dn = "cn=$name,$ou"            
Set-ItemProperty -Path AD:\$dn  -Name streetAddress -Value $street  -Force            
Set-ItemProperty -Path AD:\$dn  -Name postOfficeBox -Value $POBox   -Force            
Set-ItemProperty -Path AD:\$dn  -Name l             -Value $city    -Force            
Set-ItemProperty -Path AD:\$dn  -Name st            -Value $state   -Force            
Set-ItemProperty -Path AD:\$dn  -Name postalCode    -Value $zip     -Force            
Set-ItemProperty -Path AD:\$dn  -Name c             -Value $country -Force            
$name = "UserC"            
Get-QADUser -Identity $name |            
Set-QADUser -StreetAddress $street -PostOfficeBox $PObox -City $city -StateOrProvince $state -PostalCode $zip -ObjectAttributes @{c=$country}            
$name = "UserD"            
$dn = "cn=$name,$ou"            
$user = [adsi]"LDAP://$dn"            
$user.streetAddress = $street            
$user.postOfficeBox = $PObox            
$user.l = $city            
$ = $state            
$user.postalCode = $zip            
$user.c = $country            

To keep everything consistent I’ve set the address information as a set of variables. The street address is a here-string so we can get multiple lines into the address. The country is designated by the 2 letter ISO code – be careful with this. I tend to set in the GUI and then check the property value in ADSIEdit if I have any doubts.

This is a totally made up address

The Microsoft cmdlet has a parameter for each element of the address. The Quest cmdlet is the same except, bizarrely, the country

The provider and script we have to set each property. Notice that some properties are not intuitive:

  • l = city
  • st = state
  • c = country

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