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Can someone could help me write a Power shell Script to Change attribute within AD for every user by comparing to a table or file

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We need a power shell script the will compare the Address field in AD with an address in a list, table, or file.  Only If it matches any address in list or file it will place the corresponding Site Number - City into the Office Field in AD. If the script cannot find a matching address or the AD address field is blank it should skip to the next user in AD.

So the office will have "543 - Howard", "234 - Walker" or "972 - Clearwater" (Except without Quotes).

Example: List or table would have:

Company Address         City                      SiteNumber
12345 Bolen RD             Plinkdon                    258
67890 Tree Circle          Howard                      543
55555 Parrot Dr.           Clearwater                 972
23423 Box Blvd             Walker                         234
98093 Hwy 6                 Bennington                 451


Thanks very much for the help in Advance. I hope it  was detailed enough.

Jeff McCormick
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by:Qlemo
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There is no "Address" field in AD. You've got City, PostalCode, Company, and many more. Or are you talking about StreetAddress?
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If the latter, try this. It is in test mode, only showing what it would do. Remove the -whatif to allow changes to be written.
$sites = @{}
import-csv c:\temp\ee\sites.csv | % {  $sites.Add($_."Company Address", $_.SiteNumber +" - " + $_.City) }

Get-ADUser -Filter {StreetAddress -like '*'} -property StreetAddress, PostalCode, City, Office | % {
  if ($addr = $sites[$_.StreetAddress])  { Set-ADUser $_ -Office $addr -whatif }
}

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The input file needs to be in CSV format, like:
Company Address,City,SiteNumber
12345 Bolen RD,Plinkdon,258
67890 Tree Circle,Howard,543
55555 Parrot Dr.,Clearwater,972
23423 Box Blvd,Walker,234
98093 Hwy 6,Bennington,451

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by:mrsnetops
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Yes I am talking about Street in the address tab.
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by:mrsnetops
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Qlemo, Thanks for the script.  Could you walk me through you script and tell me what your doing. I think I have it but their some parts  I am not understanding.

Also this skip anything it doesn't match  correct?
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by:mrsnetops
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Is this going to only put  " Site - City" in office field?  Which is way I need it. Don't need  street address, state or postal. Street address is only used to compare. Like I said I am probably misunderstanding what you doing.
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by:Qlemo
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Yes, the script only changes something if it finds a match, and then sets "SiteNumber - City". The Get-ADUser and Set-ADUser shouldn't be an issue to understand.
$sites is more interesting. This is a hash table, allowing to use the street address as index to get another string (the Office value).
Please feel free to ask for more help, but be specific. It is very helpful for understanding to try parts by yourself - a script language is best suited for that.
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What does this do?  {StreetAddress -like '*'}

How does the $addr play role here. I don't see it referenced anywhere else in the script?

 if ($addr = $sites[$_.StreetAddress])  { Set-ADUser $_ -Office $addr -whatif }
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by:Qlemo
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The if does several things. It sets the $addr to the intended Office string, and checks if it is empty. If not, execute the Set-Set-ADUser command. $addr is empty if a match is found in the list.
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by:Qlemo
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The filter expression enforces to get only AD users which have a StreetAddress set up. We do not need to get users without street address...
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Okay thank you. I will check it out tomorrow on a test AD.
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Responded really quick even followed up to answer some questions about the script.

Thanks
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