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Set-AdmAccountControl

Modifies user account control (UAC) values for an Active Directory account.

Description

The Set-AdmAccountControl cmdlet modifies the user account control (UAC) values for an Active Directory user or computer account. UAC values are represented by cmdlet parameters. For example, set the PasswordExpired parameter to change whether an account is expired and to modify the ADS_UF_PASSWORD_EXPIRED UAC value.

The Identity parameter specifies the Active Directory account to modify. You can identify an account by its distinguished name (DN), GUID, security identifier (SID) or security accounts manager (SAM) account name. You can also set the Identity parameter to an object variable such as $<localADAccountObject>, or you can pass an account object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter. For example, you can use the Search-AdmAccount cmdlet to retrieve an account object and then pass the object through the pipeline to the Set-AdmAccountControl cmdlet. Similarly, you can use Get-AdmUser or Get-AdmComputer cmdlets to retrieve account objects that you can pass through the pipeline to this cmdlet.

Examples

Example 1: Require that a user specifies a password to logon

Set-AdmAccountControl JimmyBi -PasswordNotRequired $False

This command sets the UAC flag for user JimmyBi to make sure that a password is required for logon.

Example 2: Disallow a user account changing their own password

Set-AdmAccountControl 'CN=Jimmy Bischoff,OU=HumanResources,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM' -CannotChangePassword $True

This command sets the security descriptor of the user with distinguished name CN=Jimmy Bischoff,OU=HumanResources,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM to make sure they cannot change their own password.

Example 3: Disable delegation on a user account

Set-AdmAccountControl SQLAdmin1 -AccountNotDelegated $True

This command sets the flag on userAccountControl of user SQLAdmin1 to make sure that the account cannot be delegated.

Example 4: Set a user account to be trusted to authenticate for delegation

Set-AdmAccountControl 'CN=IIS01 SvcAccount,OU=ServiceAccounts,OU=Managed,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM' -TrustedToAuthForDelegation $True

This command sets the flag on userAccountControl to make sure that the account with distinguished name CN=IIS01 SvcAccount,OU=ServiceAccounts,OU=Managed,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM is trusted to authenticate for delegation.

Example 5: Set the specified computer to be trusted for delegation

Set-AdmAccountControl -Identity "FABRIKAM-SRV1" -TrustedForDelegation $True

This command sets the specified computer to be trusted for delegation.

Example 6: Set a user password to never expire

Set-AdmAccountControl DickBe -PasswordNeverExpires $True

This command sets the password of user DickBe to never expire.

Example 7: Set a user account to require a home directory

Set-AdmAccountControl 'CN=Dick Beekman,OU=HumanResources,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM' -HomedirRequired $true

This command sets the user account with distinguished name CN=Dick Beekman,OU=HumanResources,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM to require a home directory.

Parameters

-AccountNotDelegated

Specifies whether the security context of the user is delegated to a service. When this parameter is set to $True, the security context of the account is not delegated to a service even when the service account is set as trusted for Kerberos delegation. This parameter sets the AccountNotDelegated property for an Active Directory account. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_NOT_DELEGATED flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-AdaxesService

Specifies the DNS name of an Adaxes service that will be used to execute this cmdlet. If this parameter is not specified, and the cmdlet is running from an Adaxes Active Directory provider drive, the value for this parameter can be determined from the current path. For example, if the current path is Adaxes:/example.com, the Adaxes service on example.com will be used. If the parameter is not specified and the service DNS name can’t be determined from the current path, the cmdlet will access Active Directory directly.

  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-AllowReversiblePasswordEncryption

Specifies whether reversible password encryption is allowed for the account. This parameter sets the AllowReversiblePasswordEncryption property of the account. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_ENCRYPTED_TEXT_PASSWORD_ALLOWED flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-CannotChangePassword

Specifies whether the account password can be changed. This parameter sets the CannotChangePassword property of the account.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

  • Type:
  • SwitchParameter

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • False

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Credential

Specifies the user account credentials to use to perform this task. The default credentials are the credentials of the currently logged on user unless the cmdlet is run from an Adaxes Active Directory PowerShell provider drive. If the cmdlet is run from such a provider drive, the account associated with the drive is the default one.

To specify this parameter, you can type a user name, such as “User1” or “Domain01\User01” or you can specify a PSCredential object. If you specify a user name for this parameter, the cmdlet prompts for a password.

You can also create a PSCredential object by using a script or by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. You can then set the Credential parameter to the PSCredential object.

If the acting credentials do not have permission to perform the task, Adaxes Active Directory PowerShell returns a terminating error.

  • Type:
  • PSCredential

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-DoesNotRequirePreAuth

Specifies whether Kerberos pre-authentication is required to logon using the user or computer account. This parameter sets the ADS_UF_DONT_REQUIRE_PREAUTH flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Enabled

Specifies whether the account is enabled. An enabled account requires a password. This parameter sets the Enabled property of the account. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-HomedirRequired

Indicates whether a home directory is required for the account. This parameter sets the ADS_UF_HOMEDIR_REQUIRED flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Identity

Specifies an Active Directory account object by providing one of the following property values. The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP display name for the attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • Distinguished name (distinguishedName)
  • GUID (objectGUID)
  • Security identifier (objectSid)
  • SAM Account Name (sAMAccountName)

The cmdlet searches the default naming context or partition to find the object. If two or more objects are found, the cmdlet returns a non-terminating error.

This parameter can also get this object through the pipeline or you can set this parameter to an account object instance.

Derived types, such as the following are also accepted:

  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADUser
  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADComputer
  • Type:
  • ADAccount

  • Position:

  • 1

  • Required:

  • True

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • True (ByValue)

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-MNSLogonAccount

Specifies whether the account is a Majority Node Set (MNS) logon account. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_MNS_LOGON_ACCOUNT flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Partition

Specifies the distinguished name of an Active Directory partition. The distinguished name must be one of the naming contexts on the current directory server. The cmdlet searches this partition to find the object defined by the Identity parameter.

In many cases, a default value will be used for the Partition parameter if no value is specified. The rules for determining the default value are given below. Note that rules listed first are evaluated first, and once a default value can be determined, no further rules will be evaluated.

  • If the Identity parameter is set to a distinguished name, the default value of Partition is automatically generated from this distinguished name.
  • If running cmdlets from an Adaxes Active Directory provider drive, the default value of Partition is automatically generated from the current path in the drive.
  • If none of the previous cases apply, the default value of Partition will be set to the default partition or naming context of the target domain.
  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

  • Type:
  • SwitchParameter

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-PasswordNeverExpires

Specifies whether the password of an account can expire. This parameter sets the PasswordNeverExpires property of the account. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1

Note: This parameter cannot be set to $True or 1 for an account that also has the ChangePasswordAtLogon property set to $True.

  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-PasswordNotRequired

Specifies whether the account requires a password. A password is not required for a new account. This parameter sets the PasswordNotRequired property of the account.

  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Server

Specifies the Active Directory Domain Services instance to connect to, by providing one of the following values for a corresponding domain name or directory server. Specify the AD DS instance in one of the following ways:

Domain name values:

  • Fully qualified domain name
  • NetBIOS name

Directory server values:

  • Fully qualified directory server name
  • NetBIOS name
  • Fully qualified directory server name and port

The default value for the Server parameter is determined by one of the following methods in the order that they are listed:

  • By using Server value from objects passed through the pipeline.
  • By using the server information associated with the Adaxes Active Directory PowerShell provider drive, when running under that drive.
  • By using the domain of the computer running PowerShell.
  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-TrustedForDelegation

Indicates whether the account is trusted for Kerberos delegation. A service that runs under an account that is trusted for Kerberos delegation can assume the identity of a client requesting the service. This parameter sets the TrustedForDelegation property of the account and the ADS_UF_TRUSTED_FOR_DELEGATION flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1

Note: This parameter cannot be set to $True or 1 for an account that also has the ChangePasswordAtLogon property set to $True.

  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-TrustedToAuthForDelegation

Indicates whether an account is enabled for delegation. When this parameter is set to true, a service running under such an account can impersonate a client on other remote servers on the network. This parameter sets the ADS_UF_TRUSTED_TO_AUTHENTICATE_FOR_DELEGATION flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1

Note: This parameter cannot be set to $True or 1 for an account that also has the ChangePasswordAtLogon property set to $True.

  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-UseDESKeyOnly

Indicates whether an account is restricted to use only Data Encryption Standard encryption types for keys. This parameter sets the ADS_UF_USE_DES_KEY_ONLY flag of the Active Directory User Account Control (UAC) attribute.

Possible values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1

Note: This parameter cannot be set to $True or 1 for an account that also has the ChangePasswordAtLogon property set to $True.

  • Type:
  • Boolean

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

  • Type:
  • SwitchParameter

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

Inputs

Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADAccount

An account object is received by the Identity parameter.

Derived types, such as the following are also accepted:

  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADUser
  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADComputer

Outputs

None or Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADAccount

Returns the modified object when the PassThru parameter is specified. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

See also