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copy attribute "office" to exchange custom attribute 1

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I am in need of a script to batch copy an AD user's "office" field into "ExchangeCustomAttribute1" for that same user.

I've found this page: but it is for AD and not exchange:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ashleymcglone/archive/2012/07/23/how-to-copy-user-attributes-to-another-field-with-powershell.aspx

I'm looking for some help to get this written. Any ideas?
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Exchange lives in Active Directory, changes you make there will be reflected in Exchange. You just need to know the LDAP names of the attributes you have in mind. Those are:

Office = physicalDeliveryOfficeName
Exchange Custom Attribute 1 = extensionAttribute1

Which means you should be able to do this:
Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter '(physicalDeliveryOfficeName=*)' -Properties physicalDeliveryOfficeName, extensionAttribute1 |            
  Select-Object * -First 5 |            
  ForEach-Object {
    Set-ADObject -Identity $_.DistinguishedName -Replace @{extensionAttribute1=$($_.physicalDeliveryOfficeName)}
  }

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Note: You will need to run "Import-Module ActiveDirectory" and either run it on a system with admin tools already installed, or install RSAT.

HTH

Chris
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When I execute this script nothing happens and I am left looking at a flashing cursor?
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Left at a ">>" prompt? If so, press return again and it should start running.

Chris
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