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Update custom command parameter values based on unique property values

September 05, 2023 Views: 2294

The script finds all unique values of the given property for users and adds the values to a custom command parameter. The parameter should represent a list of values.


  • $commandDN – Specifies the distinguished name (DN) of the custom command whose parameter will be updated. For information on how to get the DN, see Get the DN of a directory object.
  • $parameterName – Specifies the name of the parameter to be updated with the param- prefix;
  • $propertyName – Specifies the LDAP name of the property (e.g. departmentNumber) whose unique values will be used for the parameter.
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$commandDN = "CN=My command,CN=Custom Commands,CN=Configuration Objects,CN=Adaxes Configuration,CN=Adaxes" # TODO: modify me
$parameterName = "param-MyParam" # TOOD: modify me
$propertyName = "employeeID" # TOOD: modify me

# Bind to the custom command
$command = $Context.BindToObjectByDN($commandDN)

# Get parameter
$parameters = $command.Parameters
$parameter = $parameters | Where {$_.Name -eq $parameterName}
if ($NULL -eq $parameter)
    $Context.LogMessage("Parameter '$parameterName' not found in Custom Command '$commandName'.", "Warning")

# Build criteria
$criteria = New-AdmCriteria "user"
$simpleItem = $criteria.CreateSimple()

# Search parameters
$searcher = $Context.TargetObject
$searcher.Criteria = $criteria
$searcher.SearchScope = "ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE"
$searcher.PageSize = 500
$searcher.ReferralChasing = "ADS_CHASE_REFERRALS_NEVER"
$searcher.VirtualRoot = $True

    # Execute search
    $searchResultIterator = $searcher.ExecuteSearch()
    $searchResults = $searchResultIterator.FetchAll()
    if ($searchResults.Length -eq 0)
        $Context.LogMessage("No values found for the parameter '$parameterName'.", "Warning")
    $parameterValues = @{}
    foreach ($searchResult in $searchResults)
        $value = $searchResult.Properties[$propertyName].Value        
        if ($parameterValues.ContainsKey($value))
        $parameterValue = $parameter.CreateValue()
        $parameterValue.Value = $value
        $parameterValues.Add($value, $parameterValue)
    # Update Custom Command
    $parameter.Values = $parameterValues.Values
    $command.Parameters = $parameters
    # Release resources
    if ($searchResultIterator){ $searchResultIterator.Dispose() }
Comments 0
Eugene Oct 07, 2019
If you want the values to be ordered you can the lines
$parameterValues = @{} to $parameterValues = [ordered]@{}
if ($parameterValues.ContainsKey($value)) to if ($parameterValues.Contains($value))
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