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We have a property pattern for a user's job title that lists all the aviable titles. I need to be able to add a new constraint to this within a custom command and from Powershell on a differant computer.

Would you be able to help?

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Do we understand correctly that you want to add new values to the list of allowed for the Job Title property via Windows PowerShell on a computer where Adaxes service does not run or via a Custom Command? If so, a script will be used in both cases. To perform the update via Windows PowerShell, Adaxes ADSI Provider needs to be installed on the computer. For information on how to install the provider, please, have a look at the following SDK article: http://adaxes.com/sdk/HowDoI.InstallAdsiProvider. The Custom Command will use a text parameter to specify the value to be added.

If this is not what you need, please, describe the desired behavior in all the possible details with live examples.


Yes that is correct. We already have Adaxes ADSI Provider installed on the other computer.

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Thank you for the confirmation. To add values via a Custom Command, you can use the following script from our repository: https://www.adaxes.com/script-repository/add-new-allowed-property-value-to-a-property-pattern-s585.htm.

To add values via Windows PowerShell, you can use the script below:


$propertyName = "title" # TODO: modify me
$propertyPatternDN = "CN=My Pattern,CN=Property Patterns,CN=Configuration Objects,CN=Adaxes Configuration,CN=Adaxes" # TODO: modify me

# Get value
$value = Read-Host "Specify the value to add"

# Connect to the Adaxes service
$admNS = New-Object "Softerra.Adaxes.Adsi.AdmNamespace"
$admService = $admNS.GetServiceDirectly("localhost")

# Bind to the Property Pattern
$userPattern = $admService.OpenObject("Adaxes://$propertyPatternDN", $NULL, $NULL, 0)

$values = New-Object System.Collections.ArrayList
$isPropertyRequired = $False
foreach ($item in $userPattern.Items)
    if ($item.PropertyName -ne $propertyName)

    $constraints =  $item.GetConstraints()
    $constraint = $constraints.GetConstraint("ADM_PROPERTYCONSTRAINTCATEGORY_VALUEFORMAT")

    # Check if new value exists
    if ($constraint.Values -contains $value)

    # Get current values
    $constraint.Values | %{[void]$values.Add($_)}
    $isPropertyRequired = $item.IsPropertyRequired

    # Remove Property Pattern item

# Add new value

# Sort values

# Update Property Pattern
$item = $userPattern.Items.Create()
$item.PropertyName = $propertyName
$item.IsPropertyRequired = $isPropertyRequired

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

# Save the changes

In the script:

  • $propertyName – Specifies the LDAP name of the property for which a new value will be added.
  • $propertyPatternDN – Specifies the distinguished name (DN) of the Property Pattern to be updated. For information on how to get the DN of a directory object, see Get the DN of an Active Directory object.

When prompted, enter the value to be added to the list of allowed ones.

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