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Modifying a Bit Flag Attribute

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to modify a bit flag attribute of an object in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

The following example demonstrates how to modify the bit flag attribute userAccountControl of the user object SaraDavis to Enabled:

Set-ADObject 'SaraDavis' -Replace @{<BitflagAttributeName>='512'}

You can use the following parameters when you set many of the common values of Active Directory objects:

  • -Description

  • -DisplayName

  • -ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Set-ADObject, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Set-ADObject –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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