Modifying an Object

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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


The following example demonstrates how to modify the Description attribute of the AntonioAl Direct Reports distribution list in the domain:

Set-ADObject 'CN=AntonioAl Direct Reports,OU=Finance,OU=UserAccounts,DC=FABRIKAM,DC=COM' -Description "Distribution List of Antonio Alwan Direct Reports"

Additional information

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

  • -Description

  • -DisplayName

  • -ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion

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