Adding Proxy addresses to a Active Directory users creation script

Posted on 2015-02-02
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Last Modified: 2015-12-20
Hello everyone,

I need to add field for proxy addresses (3 fields where I can enter more than one SMTP) in an already existing powershell which creates AD users with a GUI provided by a Microsoft expert. I know a little bit about Powershell but not when it comes to editing a long script like this one. Please see the link below for the powershell script.


I would appreciate any help with this.

Question by:Mohammed Hamada
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by:Rezwan Islam
ID: 40585280
You can try using a simple csv import and running your one line script on it. You will need to use Quest AD shell for this.

Import-Csv "drive:\location.csv | foreach {Get-QADobject $_.usermailbox} | Add-QADProxyAddress -Address $_.ProxyAddressToAdd | Add-QADProxyAddress -Address $_.ProxyAddressToAdd2

Just need to modify your columns on the csv file accordingly e.g. usermailbox, ProxyAddressToAdd and ProxyAddressToAdd2.

Alternatively, if you want to add per user from command line you can try this example from powerqui.org,

Get-QADUser company\jsmith |      
 Add-QADProxyAddress -Address 'smtp:jsmith@company.com' |      
 Add-QADProxyAddress -Type SMTP -Address 'john.smith@company.com' -Primary |      
 Add-QADProxyAddress -CustomType 'sip' -Address 'john.smith@company.com'

for details please go to http://wiki.powergui.org/index.php/Add-QADProxyAddress. Hope this helps.
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by:Mohammed Hamada
ID: 40585740
Hi Rezwan, thanks a lot but I can personally do it with powershell but the command is not for me but rather for a client who keeps creating users very often and needs to use the GUI instead of powershell.

plus I think the quest AD is no longer free!

I would appreciate if anyone could help me add the proxy part to the GUI powershell script.
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Mohammed Hamada earned 0 total points
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I found two solutions after my last comment that did the trick
1- ADmodify.
2- ADUCAdmin.

Admodify works perfectly without using powershell .. it's GUI based tool
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by:Mohammed Hamada
ID: 41378567
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