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Set-ADDomain

Updated: July 8, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Set-ADDomain

Modifies an Active Directory domain.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Identity
Set-ADDomain [-Identity] <ADDomain> [-Add <Hashtable> ] [-AllowedDNSSuffixes <Hashtable> ] [-AuthType <ADAuthType> {Negotiate | Basic} ] [-Clear <String[]> ] [-Credential <PSCredential> ] [-LastLogonReplicationInterval <TimeSpan> ] [-ManagedBy <ADPrincipal> ] [-PassThru] [-Remove <Hashtable> ] [-Replace <Hashtable> ] [-Server <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Instance
Set-ADDomain -Instance <ADDomain> [-AllowedDNSSuffixes <Hashtable> ] [-AuthType <ADAuthType> {Negotiate | Basic} ] [-Credential <PSCredential> ] [-LastLogonReplicationInterval <TimeSpan> ] [-ManagedBy <ADPrincipal> ] [-PassThru] [-Server <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Set-ADDomain cmdlet modifies the properties of an Active Directory domain. 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 domain to modify. You can identify a domain by its distinguished name (DN), GUID, security identifier (SID), DNS domain name, or NetBIOS name. You can also set the Identity parameter to an object variable such as $<localDomainObject>, or you can pass an object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter. For example, you can use the Get-ADDomain cmdlet to retrieve a domain object and then pass the object through the pipeline to the Set-ADDomain cmdlet.

The Instance parameter provides a way to update a domain object by applying the changes made to a copy of the domain object. When you set the Instance parameter to a copy of an Active Directory domain object that has been modified, the Set-ADDomain cmdlet makes the same changes to the original domain object. To get a copy of the object to modify, use the Get-ADDomain object. When you specify the Instance parameter you should not pass the Identity parameter. For more information about the Instance parameter, see the Instance parameter description.

Parameters

-Add<Hashtable>

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, you must use the 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 this 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


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-AllowedDNSSuffixes<Hashtable>

Modifies the list of domain name server (DNS) suffixes that are allowed in a domain. This parameter sets the value of the msDS-AllowedDNSSuffixes attribute of the domainDNS object. This parameter uses the following syntax to add, remove, replace, or clear DNS suffix values.

To add values:

-AllowedDNSSuffixes @{Add=value1,value2,...}

To remove values:

-AllowedDNSSuffixes @{Remove=value3,value4,...}

To replace values:

-AllowedDNSSuffixes @{Replace=value1,value2,...}

To clear all values:

-AllowedDNSSuffixes $null

You can specify more than one change by using a list separated by semicolons. For example, use the following syntax to add and remove DNS suffix values:

@{Add=value1,value2,...};@{Remove=value3,value4,...}

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

-- Remove
-- Add
-- Replace
-- Clear


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-AuthType<ADAuthType>

Specifies the authentication method to use. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- Negotiate or 0
-- Basic or 1

The default authentication method is Negotiate.

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection is required for the Basic authentication method.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.AuthType.Negotiate

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Clear<String[]>

Specifies an array of object properties that will be cleared in the directory. 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, you must use the 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


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Credential<PSCredential>

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 Active Directory PowerShell provider drive. If the cmdlet is run from such a provider drive, the account associated with the drive is the default.

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 directory-level permission to perform the task, Active Directory PowerShell returns a terminating error.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Identity<ADDomain>

Specifies an Active Directory domain object by providing one of the following property values. The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP display name for the attribute. All values are for the domainDNS object that represents the domain. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- A Distinguished Name
-- A GUID (objectGUID)
-- A Security Identifier (objectSid)
-- A DNS domain name
-- A NetBIOS domain name

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 a domain object instance.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Instance<ADDomain>

Specifies a modified copy of a domain object to use to update the actual Active Directory domain 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 domain objects that have been retrieved by using the Get-ADDomain cmdlet. When you specify the Instance parameter, you cannot specify other parameters that set properties on the object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LastLogonReplicationInterval<TimeSpan>

Specifies the time, in days, within which the last logon time of an account must be replicated across all domain controllers in the domain. This parameter sets the LastLogonReplicationInterval property for a domain. The LDAP display name (ldapDisplayName) for this property is msDS-LogonTimeSyncInterval. The last logon replication interval must be at least one day. Setting the last logon replication interval to a low value can significantly increase domain-wide replication.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ManagedBy<ADPrincipal>

Specifies the user or group that manages the object by providing one of the following property values. Note: The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP display name for the property. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- A Distinguished Name
-- A GUID (objectGUID)
-- A Security Identifier (objectSid)
-- A SAM Account Name (sAMAccountName)

This parameter sets the Active Directory attribute with an LDAP Display Name of managedBy.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

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.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Remove<Hashtable>

Specifies that the cmdlet remove 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, you must use the LDAP display name. You can remove more than one property by specifying a semicolon-separated list. The format for this parameter is:

-Remove @{Attribute1LDAPDisplayName=value[]; Attribute2LDAPDisplayName=value[]}

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

-- Remove
-- Add
-- Replace
-- Clear


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Replace<Hashtable>

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, you must use the LDAP display name. You can modify more than one property by specifying a comma-separated list. The format for this parameter is:

-Replace @{Attribute1LDAPDisplayName=value[], Attribute2LDAPDisplayName=value[]}

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

-- Remove
-- Add
-- Replace
-- Clear


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Server<String>

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. The service may be any of the following: Active Directory Lightweight Domain Services, Active Directory Domain Services or Active Directory Snapshot instance.

Specify the Active Directory Domain Services 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 this parameter is determined by one of the following methods in the order that they are listed:

-- By using the Server value from objects passed through the pipeline
-- By using the server information associated with the Active Directory Domain ServicesWindows PowerShell provider drive, when the cmdlet runs in that drive
-- By using the domain of the computer running Windows PowerShell


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

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


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • None or Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADDomain

    A domain object is received by the Identity parameter.

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


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None or Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADDomain

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


Notes

  • This cmdlet does not work with AD LDS.

  • This cmdlet does not work with an Active Directory Snapshot.

  • This cmdlet does not work with a read-only domain controller.

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

This command sets the value of AllowedDNSSuffixes to {"fabrikam.com","corp.fabrikam.com"} in domain FABRIKAM.


PS C:\> Set-ADDomain -Identity FABRIKAM -AllowedDNSSuffixes @{Replace="fabrikam.com","corp.fabrikam.com"}

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

This command adds the value corp.fabrikam.com to the AllowedDNSSuffixes in domain FABRIKAM.


PS C:\> Set-ADDomain -Identity FABRIKAM -AllowedDNSSuffixes @{Add="corp.fabrikam.com"}

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

This command sets the ManagedBy property in domain FABRIKAM to CN=Domain Admins,CN=Users,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM.


PS C:\> Set-ADDomain -Identity FABRIKAM -ManagedBy 'CN=Domain Admins,CN=Users,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM'

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 4 --------------------------

This command sets the LastLogonReplicationInterval of the current logged on user domain to 10.


PS C:\> Get-ADDomain | Set-ADDomain -LastLogonReplicationInterval "10"

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 5 --------------------------

This example modifies the ManagedBy property for the London domain. The example modifies a local instance of the London domain, and then specifies the Instance parameter for the current cmdlet as the local instance.


PS C:\> $Domain = Get-ADDomain -Identity London
PS C:\> $Domain.ManagedBy = PattiFuller
PS C:\> Set-ADDomain -Instance $Domain

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