Update Manager Attribute on AD by Importing CSV file

Keeganz 1 Reputation point


How can I update the reporting manager attribute on AD based on the user's email address / UserPrincipalName instead of the user's name.

I have seen some examples online but still a bit confuse. Appreciate some help. Thank you !

CSV file sample
UserEmail ManagerFullname
john@keyman .com Tim Wang

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  1. Clément BETACORNE 2,031 Reputation points


    You can do it what you will have to do is:

    1. Search for the manager user based on the email address
    2. Modify the target user manager with the previously user object you get from 1

    Below an example :

    $CSV = Import-Csv -path Example_csv.csv -Delimiter ";"  
    foreach($line in $CSV) {  
        $Manager = Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(mail=$($line.UserEmail))"  
        Set-ADUser xxx -Manager $Manager  

    My CSV look like this :
    john@keyman .com;Tim Wang


  2. Clément BETACORNE 2,031 Reputation points
    $CSV = Import-Csv -Path Example_csv.csv -Delimiter ";"
    foreach($line in $CSV) {
        $Manager = Get-ADUser -Filter "Name -like '$($line.ManagerFullname)'"
        $TargetUser = Get-ADUser -Filter "UserPrincipalName -like '$($line.UserEmail)'"
        if(@($Manager).Count -lt 2) {
            Set-ADUSer $TargetUser -Manager $Manager
        } else {
            Write-Output "More than 1 user exist with this name $($line.ManagerFullname)"

    I posted it here to have the actual answer