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Set-AdmGroup

Modifies an Active Directory group.


Description

The Set-AdmGroup cmdlet modifies the properties of an Active Directory group. You can modify commonly used property values by using the cmdlet parameters. Property values that are not associated with cmdlet parameters can be modified by using the Add, Replace, Clear, and Remove parameters.

The Identity parameter specifies the Active Directory group to modify. You can identify a group by its distinguished name (DN), GUID, security identifier (SID), or Security Account Manager (SAM) account name. You can also set the Identity parameter to an object variable such as $<localGroupObject>, or you can pass a group object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter. For example, you can use the Get-AdmGroup cmdlet to get a group object and then pass the object through the pipeline to the Set-AdmGroup cmdlet.

The Instance parameter provides a way to update a group object by applying the changes made to a copy of the object. When you set the Instance parameter to a copy of an Active Directory group object that was modified, the Set-AdmGroup cmdlet makes the same changes to the original group object. To get a copy of the object to modify, use the Get-AdmGroup cmdlet. The Identity parameter is not allowed when you use the Instance parameter.

Examples

Example 1: Set description for a group

Set-AdmGroup -Identity "CN=AccessControl,DC=AppNC" -Description "Access Group" -PassThru

DistinguishedName : CN=AccessControl,DC=AppNC
ObjectClass       : group
Name              : AccessControl
ObjectGUID        : 2db27f25-6c55-4e57-8bd4-a75faade1034
SamAccountName    : AccessControl
SID               : S-1-5-21-2718492785-1413807572-3629993048-1624923
GroupCategory     : Distribution
GroupScope        : Global

This command sets the Description property of group with distinguished name CN=AccessControl,DC=AppNC to Access Group.

Example 2: Set description of multiple groups by filter

Get-AdmGroup -Filter 'name -like "Access*"' | Set-AdmGroup -Description "Access Group"

This command sets the Description property of all groups that have a name starting with Access using the pipeline operator.

Parameters

-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

-Add

Specifies values to add to an object property. Use this parameter to add one or more values to a property that cannot be modified using a cmdlet parameter. To modify an object property, use its LDAP Display Name. You can specify multiple values to a property by specifying a comma-separated list of values, and more than one property by separating them using a semicolon. The format for the parameter is:

-Add @{Attribute1LDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...; Attribute2LDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...; AttributeNLDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...}

When you use the Add, Remove, Replace, and Clear parameters together, the operations will be performed in the following order:

  • Remove
  • Add
  • Replace
  • Clear
  • Type:
  • Hashtable

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Clear

Specifies an array of object properties that will be cleared. Use this parameter to clear one or more values of a property that cannot be modified using a cmdlet parameter. To modify an object property, use its LDAP Display Name. You can modify more than one property by specifying a comma-separated list. The format for this parameter is:

-Clear Attribute1LDAPDisplayName, Attribute2LDAPDisplayName

When you use the Add, Remove, Replace, and Clear parameters together, the operations will be performed in the following order:

  • Remove
  • Add
  • Replace
  • Clear
  • Type:
  • String[]

  • 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

-Description

Specifies a description of the object. This parameter sets the Description property of the object. The LDAP Display Name of the property is description.

  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-DisplayName

Specifies the display name of the object. This parameter sets the DisplayName property of the object. The LDAP Display Name of the property is displayName.

  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-GroupCategory

Specifies the category of the group.

Possible values of this parameter are:

  • Distribution or 0
  • Security or 1

This parameter sets the GroupCategory property of the group. The parameter value combined with other group property values sets the attribute with LDAP Display Name groupType.

  • Type:
  • ADGroupCategory

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-GroupScope

Specifies the group scope of the group.

Possible values of this parameter are:

  • DomainLocal or 0
  • Global or 1
  • Universal or 2

This parameter sets the GroupScope property of the group. The parameter value combined with other group property values sets the attribute with LDAP Display Name groupType.

  • Type:
  • ADGroupScope

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-HomePage

Specifies the URL of the home page of the object. This parameter sets the homePage property of the object. The LDAP Display Name of the property is wWWHomePage.

  • Type:
  • String

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Identity

Specifies an Active Directory group object by providing one of the following property values. The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP Display Name of 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 object instance.

  • Type:
  • ADGroup

  • Position:

  • 1

  • Required:

  • True

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • True (ByValue)

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Instance

Specifies a modified copy of a group object to use to update the actual Active Directory group object. When this parameter is used, any modifications made to the modified copy of the object are also made to the corresponding Active Directory object. The cmdlet only updates the object properties that have changed.

The Instance parameter can only update group objects that were retrieved by using the Get-AdmGroup cmdlet. When you specify the Instance parameter, you cannot specify other parameters that set properties on the object.

  • Type:
  • ADGroup

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • True

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-ManagedBy

Specifies the user or group that manages the object by providing one of the following property values. The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP Display Name of the property.

Possible values for this parameter are:

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

Derived types, such as the following are also accepted:

  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADGroup
  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADUser
  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADComputer
  • Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADOrganizationalUnit
  • Type:
  • ADObject

  • 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

-ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

Specifies whether to prevent the object from being deleted. When this property is set to $True, you cannot delete the corresponding object without changing the value of the property.

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

-Remove

Specifies that the cmdlet removes values of an object property. Use this parameter to remove one or more values of a property that cannot be modified using a cmdlet parameter. To remove an object property, use its LDAP Display Name. You can set multiple values for a property by specifying a comma-separated list of values, and more than one property by separating them using a semicolon. The format for this parameter is:

-Remove @{Attribute1LDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...; Attribute2LDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...; AttributeNLDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...}

When you use the Add, Remove, Replace, and Clear parameters together, the parameters will be applied in the following sequence:

  • Remove
  • Add
  • Replace
  • Clear
  • Type:
  • Hashtable

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-Replace

Specifies values for an object property that will replace the current values. Use this parameter to replace one or more values of a property that cannot be modified using a cmdlet parameter. To modify an object property, use its LDAP Display Name. You can set multiple values for a property by specifying a comma-separated list of values, and more than one property by separating them using a semicolon. The format for this parameter is:

-Replace @{Attribute1LDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...; Attribute2LDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...; AttributeNLDAPDisplayName=value1, value2, ...}

When you use the Add, Remove, Replace, and Clear parameters together, the parameters will be applied in the following sequence:

  • Remove
  • Add
  • Replace
  • Clear
  • Type:
  • Hashtable

  • Position:

  • Named

  • Required:

  • False

  • Default Value:

  • None

  • Accept pipeline input:

  • False

  • Accept wildcard characters:

  • False

-SamAccountName

Specifies the Security Account Manager (SAM) account name of the user, group, computer, or service account. The maximum length is 256 characters. To be compatible with older operating systems, create a SAM account name that is 20 characters or less. This parameter sets the SAMAccountName property of an account object. The LDAP Display Name of the property is sAMAccountName.

If the string value provided is not terminated with a $ character, the system adds one if needed.

  • Type:
  • String

  • 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

-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.ADGroup

A group object is received by the Identity parameter.

A group object that was retrieved by using the Get-AdmGroup cmdlet and then modified is received by the Instance parameter.

Outputs

None or Softerra.Adaxes.PowerShellModule.Directory.ADGroup

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

See also