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Posted on 2014-09-15
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Hello,

I like to update an attributed in a profile for users in Active directory. I like to use the Import-Csv PowerShell command to do that. What would it look like if was going to update  one attribute name HireDate?  

Import-Csv .\users.csv   Not sure what would go here.

Users.scv would look like this:

GivenName,Surname,Name,DisplayName,SamAccountName,HireDate
Bob,Jones,Bob Jones,Bob Jones, bjones, 5/5/2000
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There is no HireDate attribute in AD (Unless you added a custom attribute using schema modification). You can update the HireDate in user description or notes. Following is an sample code to update the HireDate to user description.

Import-Module ActiveDirectory 
Import-Csv C:\User.csv | %{
 Set-ADUser $_.SamAccountName -Description $_.HireDate
}

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Correct, the HireDate is a custom attributed added.  So, it would look like this?

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Import-Csv C:\User.csv | %{Set-ADUser $_.SamAccountName -HireDate $_.HireDate}
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There is no  -HireDate parameter for Set-ADUser command, try with following code..
Import-Csv C:\User.csv | %{Set-ADUser $_.SamAccountName –replace @{HireDate=$_.HireDate}}

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