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Set-ADAccountControl

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/26/2017

SYNOPSIS

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

SYNTAX

Set-ADAccountControl [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [-AccountNotDelegated <Boolean>]
 [-AllowReversiblePasswordEncryption <Boolean>] [-AuthType <ADAuthType>] [-CannotChangePassword <Boolean>]
 [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-DoesNotRequirePreAuth <Boolean>] [-Enabled <Boolean>]
 [-HomedirRequired <Boolean>] [-Identity] <ADAccount> [-MNSLogonAccount <Boolean>] [-Partition <String>]
 [-PassThru] [-PasswordNeverExpires <Boolean>] [-PasswordNotRequired <Boolean>] [-Server <String>]
 [-TrustedForDelegation <Boolean>] [-TrustedToAuthForDelegation <Boolean>] [-UseDESKeyOnly <Boolean>]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Set-ADAccountControl 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, 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-ADAccount cmdlet to retrieve an account object and then pass the object through the pipeline to the Set-ADAccountControl cmdlet. Similarly, you can use Get-ADUser, Get-ADComputer, or Get-ADServiceAccount cmdlets to retrieve account objects that you can pass through the pipeline to this cmdlet.

For Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) environments, the Partition parameter must be specified except in the following two conditions:

  • The cmdlet is run from an Active Directory provider drive.
  • A default naming context or partition is defined for the AD LDS environment.

To specify a default naming context for an AD LDS environment, set the msDS-defaultNamingContext property of the Active Directory directory service agent (DSA) object (nTDSDSA) for the AD LDS instance.

EXAMPLES

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

PS C:\> Set-ADAccountControl -Identity ElisaD -PasswordNotRequired $False

This command sets the flag on userAccountControl to make sure that a password is required for logon.

Example 2: Disable change password on a user account

PS C:\> Set-ADAccountControl -Identity 'CN=Elisa Daugherty,OU=HumanResources,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM' -CannotChangePassword $True

This command sets the security descriptor of the user to make sure they cannot change their own password.

Example 3: Disable delegation on a user account

PS C:\> Set-ADAccountControl -Identity SQLAdmin1 -AccountNotDelegated $True

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

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

PS C:\> Set-ADAccountControl -Identity '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 is now trusted to authenticate for delegation.

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

PS C:\> Set-ADAccountControl -Identity "FABRIKAM-SRV1" -TrustedForDelegation $True

This command sets specified computer to be trusted for delegation.

Example 6: Set a user password to never expire

PS C:\> Set-ADAccountControl -Identity EvanNa -PasswordNeverExpires $True

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

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

PS C:\> Set-ADAccountControl -Identity 'CN=Evan Narvaez,OU=HumanResources,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM' -HomedirRequired $True

This command sets the user account to require a Home Directory.

PARAMETERS

-AccountNotDelegated

Indicates 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 UAC attribute.

Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-AllowReversiblePasswordEncryption

Indicates 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 UAC attribute.

Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-AuthType

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.

Type: ADAuthType
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 
Accepted values: Negotiate, Basic

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-CannotChangePassword

Indicates whether an account can change its password. To disallow password change by the account set this to $True. This parameter changes the Boolean value of the CannotChangePassword property of an account.

Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
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 Active Directory module for Windows 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 module for Windows PowerShell returns a terminating error.

Type: PSCredential
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-DoesNotRequirePreAuth

Indicates 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 UAC attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Enabled

Specifies whether an account is enabled. An enabled account requires a password. This parameter sets the Enabled property for an account object. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE flag of the Active Directory UAC attribute.The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
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 UAC attribute.The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
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 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) display name for the attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • A distinguished name
  • A GUID (objectGUID)
  • A Security Identifier (objectSid)
  • A 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:

  • Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADServiceAccount
  • Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADComputer
  • Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADUser
Type: ADAccount
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-MNSLogonAccount

Indicates 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 UAC attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1

You can use MNS logon accounts to configure a multi-node cluster without using a shared disk drive.

Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
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 is 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 are evaluated.

In Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments, a default value for Partition is set in the following cases:

  • 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 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 is set to the default partition or naming context of the target domain.

In AD LDS environments, a default value for Partition is set in the following cases:

  • 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 Active Directory provider drive, the default value of Partition is automatically generated from the current path in the drive.
  • If the target AD LDS instance has a default naming context, the default value of Partition is set to the default naming context. To specify a default naming context for an AD LDS environment, set the msDS-defaultNamingContext property of the Active Directory directory service agent object (nTDSDSA) for the AD LDS instance.
  • If none of the previous cases apply, the Partition parameter will not take any default value.
Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PasswordNeverExpires

Indicates whether the password of an account can expire. This parameter sets the PasswordNeverExpires property of an account object. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD flag of the Active Directory UAC attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1

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

Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PasswordNotRequired

Indicates whether the account requires a password. This parameter sets the PasswordNotRequired property of an account, such as a user or computer account. This parameter also sets the ADS_UF_PASSWD_NOTREQD flag of the Active Directory UAC attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
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. 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 Services Windows PowerShell provider drive, when the cmdlet runs in that drive
  • By using the domain of the computer running Windows PowerShell
Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-TrustedForDelegation

Indicates whether an 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 an account object. This value also sets the ADS_UF_TRUSTED_FOR_DELEGATION flag of the Active Directory UAC attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
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 UAC attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
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 UAC attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • $False or 0
  • $True or 1
Type: Boolean
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
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
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADAccount

An account object is received by the Identity parameter.

Derived types, such as the following are also accepted:

  • Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADUser
  • Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADComputer
  • Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADServiceAccount

OUTPUTS

None

NOTES

  • This cmdlet does not work with an Active Directory snapshot.
  • This cmdlet does not work with a read-only domain controller.
  • This cmdlet does not work when connected to global catalog port.

Get-ADComputer

Get-ADServiceAccount

Get-ADUser

AD DS Administration Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

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