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Set "Department" field for over 200 Contacts using Powershell

Posted on 2012-03-13
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I am currently running a powershell command to import a bulk list of contacts:

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$CSV=Import-Csv "C:\contacts\powershellContacts.csv"
foreach ($line in $CSV)
{
New-MailContact -Name $line.displayName -DisplayName $line.displayName -ExternalEmailAddress $line.emailAddress -LastName $line.sn -FirstName $line.givenName -Alias $line.alias1 -OrganizationalUnit "Finance"
}

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However, it does not set all the proper fields.

Is there a way to modify the "Department" field for all these contacts? I tried adding "-Department" but it did not work as it is not a valid argument. I also tried selecting the contacts in Active Directory to see if I could modify it through there, but there were no options to do this. I have over 200 contacts. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Question by:ThinkPaper
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Becuase it's more AD property you should use
set-contact $line.displayName -department "DeptName"

same as get/set-mailbox and get/set-user, some attributes can be set with set-mailbox and some with set-user
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by:ThinkPaper
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THANKS! You are a life saver! I kept looking at New-MailContact and Set-MailContact, and did not even think to look to see if there was a "Set-Contact". That worked perfectly. Thanks!!

$CSV=Import-Csv "C:\contacts\Contacts.csv"
foreach ($line in $CSV)
{
$myPath = "blah.com/Contacts/Finance/" + $line.displayName

Set-Contact -Identity $myPath -Department "Finance"

}
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