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Active Directory - modify 'msExchHomeServerName' Attribute for 100+ users

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I have recently discovered that for some reason the 'msExchHomeServerName' Attribute in Active Directory is incorrect for a number of users.
 
I know how to modify this manually in ADSI Edit but is there a simply / script that would assist me in performing this task a lot quicker.
 
Thank you for your assistance.
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Question by:the_omnific
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by:Ramakrishna Prabhu
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by:footech
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You should be able to set this with PowerShell with a command like
Set-ADUser -Identity username -Replace @{msExchHomeServerName="/o=Org/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=EXCHANGE"}

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To automate it further, you would want perform a query for the desired users and pass that info along to the Set-ADUser command instead of manually specifying the username.  Something like
Get-ADUser -filter {msExchHomeServerName -eq "/o=wrongOrg/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=EXCHANGE"} | Set-ADUser -Replace @{msExchHomeServerName="/o=Org/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=EXCHANGE"} -whatif

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I have included the -whatif parameter at the end so that no changes will be made if you run the above.  Remove it when you want to run for real.
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by:the_omnific
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The second command is not working. Any ideas?

Get-ADUser -filter {msExchHomeServerName="/o=BUSINESS/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=ADRXGE02"} | Set-ADUser -Replace @{msExchHomeServerName="/o=BUSINESS/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=ASYDXGE03"}

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Get-ADUser : Error parsing query: 'msExchHomeServerName="/o=BUSINESS/ou=Exchange Administrative Group 
(FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=ADRXGE02"' 

Error Message: 'Operator Not supported: =' at position: '21'.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-ADUser -filter {msExchHomeServerName="/o=BUSINESS/ou=Exchan ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [Get-ADUser], ADFilterParsingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Error parsing query: 'msExchHomeServerName="/o=BUSINESS/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF2 
   3SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=ADRXGE02"' Error Message: 'Operator Not supported: =' at position: '21'.,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADUser

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footech earned 2000 total points
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Like it says, the operator is not supported (referring to "=").  As in my example you have to use "-eq" for the comparison operator.
Get-ADUser -filter {msExchHomeServerName -eq "/o=BUSINESS/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=ADRXGE02"} | Set-ADUser -Replace @{msExchHomeServerName="/o=BUSINESS/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=ASYDXGE03"}

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by:the_omnific
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Perfect, it works!
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by:the_omnific
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Thank you!
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