The -custom switch allows you to name the attribute you wish to modify. This
operation is only supported against attributes of the following types:
Boolean, Case Insensitive String, Distinguished Name, DN Binary, IA5-String, Integer, Numerical String, Unicode String.
Syntax: [-custom attributeName attributeValue [-multi] | [-remove] ] Key attributeName The name of the attribute you wish to modify. attributeValue The value to give the attribute. -multi (optional) Specifies a multi-valued append. If the attribute being modified is multi-valued this switch needs to be used. Otherwise, the value will be overwritten, not appended. -remove (optional) Specifies a multi-valued remove. If the attribute being modified is multi-valued and -remove is used, then only the specified value will get removed. Example Set the description attribute: -custom description "IT Department"
Variable usage is allowed when building attributes. Variables can be based on almost any current Active Directory attribute, as long as it has a value. Variables are seperated from literal values using the % sign.
Variables must also be enclosed within a pair of single ticks (').
This example shows how to set homeDirectory to the path c:\test\username, where username is the users sAMAccountName:
-custom homeDirectory c:\test\%'sAMAccountName'%
It is also possible to pull only a specified number of characters from the attribute as well. Just specify the number of characters you want to use after the %, and before the ' The following example shows how to add an SMTP address of FirstInitial.LastName@example.com:
If a % or ' is needed as a literal value, simply use the forward slash (/) as an escape character:
This is a percent sign: /%
The above line will display as: This is a percent sign: %
If you need a literal forward slash before the percentage or single tick characters, usually when the forward slash needs to be followed by a variable. The syntax for this is //% or //'
An example would be adding an MS Mail address:
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