How do I bulk update the EmployeeID property via the CLI? (NETIQKB28234)

  • 7728234
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007


How do I bulk update the EmployeeID property via the CLI?

Directory and Resource Administrator 6.60

Directory and Resource Administrator 7.x


The CLI does not support the EmployeeID properties as a parameter.  A workaround is to use the DRA ADSI provider to update the EmployeeID field.  An example is to use the updateW2k.xls which is available on the DRA Knowledge Depot.  This Excel application allows the retrieval of properties of various classes (computer, contact, group, organizationalUnit, user) from Active Directory and then the ability to update multiple properties to Active Directory from a spreadsheet.

The UpdateWin2k.xls is avialable under the ADSI and CLI Scripts section of the Knowledge Depot at:

If the EmployeeId property is an all digit value like 12345, then you will need to enter the EmployeeID as '12345 so they are read as character strings.  If you just enter them as digits, the EmployeeID will not be updated.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB28234