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Add proxy settings to AD via Powershell

Posted on 2014-12-09
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I need to add a second smtp address to the proxy addresses in the attribute editor for 1100 users in AD. I wish to do this by selecting a .csv file via powershell. The problem is I'm not sure of the command and I'm also not sure what data in required in the.csv for this to work.
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Question by:James Danahay
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I am not aware with PowerShell

However I know the tool "Bulk AD Users" from WiseSoft

Within tool you can do csv update

The tool allows you to update specific attributes on the basis of csv

You can check Tool and its functionality on below site, Tool is freeware
http://www.wisesoft.co.uk/software/bulkadusers/csv_update.aspx

U can test it 1st if its able to append proxyaddress for few accounts
Hopefully it should resolve your purpose
The tool does not require PowerShell, it can be run from 2003 to 2012 R2, any server
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by:Coralon
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Can very easily be done with powershell.  

This can be done without extra tools, but it's much harder..
I'd start with the Quest (now part of Dell) ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory 1.7 https://support.software.dell.com/download-install-detail/5024645

So.. assuming you have that, and assume your CSV file is set up like this:
AccountName,NewMailAddress

Be sure you include the header row.
import-module -name quest*

$csv = import-module -path c:\temp\users.csv

$csv | foreach-object {

$user = get-qaduser -identity $_.AccountName -includedProperties proxyAddresses
set-qaduser -objectAttributes { proxyAddresses=@{Append=@("smtp:$user.NewMailAddress")}}

$user = $null
$mail = $null
}

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That should pretty much do it. For reference, look at Shay Levy's article - http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/scriptfanatic/2010/02/04/modifying-multivalued-active-directory-attributes/

Worst case, you might have to tweak it a bit.  but the basics should be good :-)

Coralon
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by:James Danahay
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Hi - If I type just Import-module it asks for a name0 ,1, 2 etc  - what does the name represent? What should the module name be?
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by:Coralon
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You just literally type it in as is.. but don't forget the asterisk.

import-module -name quest*

That will import all modules that start with quest.

Coralon
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