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Good Morning,

I was hoping to get some assistance in creating a powershell script that I could run daily that would do the following.

1. Gather a list of all AD users with the "Description" of Manager or Supervisor (or any other titles I choose)
2. Populate the "Manager" field in a property pattern with found users

Any assistance would be great.


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Have a look at the following script from our repository: https://www.adaxes.com/script-repositor ... h-s516.htm.


That was exactly what I needed!



So I ended up getting this to work, but I came across a small issue.

We have quite a few manager/supervisors that are in this list. The drop down in the "Create Users" form does not list these users in any sort of order. This makes scrolling through trying to find the specific user incredibly difficult.

Any ideas what I could change?




We have updated the script to meet your needs, Find it below.

# Search settings
$propertyForList = "distinguishedName" # TOOD: modify me
$propertyForSearch = "description" # TOOD: modify me
$valuesForSearch = @("Value1", "Value2") # TOOD: modify me
$sortBy = "name" # TODO: modify me
$sortDirection = "Ascending" # TODO: modify me. Possible values: Ascending, Descending

# Property Pattern settings
$patternName = "User Pattern" # TODO: modify me
$propertyToUpdate = "manager" # TODO: modify me
$isPropertyRequired = $True # TODO: modify me

function SearchObjects($filter, $properties, $baseObjectPath, $virtualRoot, $sortBy, $sortDirection)
    $searcher = $Context.BindToObject($baseObjectPath)
    $searcher.SearchFilter = $filter
    $searcher.SearchScope = "ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE"
    $searcher.PageSize = 500
    $searcher.ReferralChasing = "ADS_CHASE_REFERRALS_NEVER"
    $searcher.VirtualRoot = $virtualRoot
    if ($sortBy -ne $NULL)
        $sortOption = New-Object "Softerra.Adaxes.Adsi.AdmSortOption"
        $sortOption.PropertyName = $sortBy
        $sortOption.Direction = $sortDirection
        $searcher.Sort = $sortOption

        $searchResultIterator = $searcher.ExecuteSearch()
        $searchResults = $searchResultIterator.FetchAll()

        return ,$searchResults
        # Release resources
        if ($searchResultIterator){ $searchResultIterator.Dispose() }

# Search Property Pattern
$propertyPatternsPath = $Context.GetWellKnownContainerPath("PropertyPatterns")

$searchResults = SearchObjects "(&(objectClass=adm-PropertyPattern)(name=$patternName))" @() $propertyPatternsPath $False $NULL $NULL
if ($searchResults.Length -eq 0)
    $Context.LogMessage("Property Pattern '$patternName' not found.", "Warning")
elseif ($searchResults.Length -gt 1)
    $Context.LogMessage("Found more than one Property Pattern with the following name: '$patternName'.", "Warning")
$propertyPatternPath = $searchResults[0].AdsPath

# Build search filter for users
$filter = New-Object "System.Text.StringBuilder"
$filter.Append([Softerra.Adaxes.Ldap.FilterBuilder]::CreateOrred($propertyForSearch, [System.String[]]$valuesForSearch))

# Search users
$searchResults = SearchObjects $filter.ToString() @($propertyForList) "Adaxes://RootDSE" $True $sortBy $sortDirection

$values = New-Object "System.Collections.ArrayList"
foreach ($searchResult in $searchResults)

# Update Property Pattern
$pattern = $Context.BindToObject($propertyPatternPath)

foreach ($item in $pattern.Items)
    if ($item.PropertyName -ieq $propertyToUpdate)

if ($values.Count -eq 0)

# Create a new item
$item = $pattern.Items.Create()
$item.PropertyName = $propertyToUpdate
$item.IsPropertyRequired = $isPropertyRequired

$constraints = $item.GetConstraints()
$constraint = $constraints.Create("ADM_PROPERTYCONSTRAINTTYPE_VALUERANGE")
$constraint.AreValuesDenied = $False
$constraint.Values = $values.ToArray()

# Save the changes

Worked perfectly, thanks for the help!

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