I want to run the following script but getting the error "Unable to find type [Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyConstants]"

#Add SharePoint PowerShell SnapIn if not already added
if ((Get-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null) {
Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"

$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("sitenamehere");
$ServiceContext = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPServiceContext]::GetContext($site);

$ProfileManager = new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($ServiceContext)
$AllProfiles = $ProfileManager.GetEnumerator()

foreach($profile in $AllProfiles)
     $Title = $profile[[Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyConstants]::Title].Value
     $AccountName= $profile[[Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyConstants]::AccountName].Value
     $PreferredName = $profile[[Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyConstants]::PreferredName].Value

     if( $PreferredName -ne "None" -and $Title -ne $null )
          write-host "Profile: ", $PreferredName,"(",$Title,")"
          $dName = $PreferredName + " (" + $Title + ")"
          #you can add update your users displayname like below
         # Set-SPUser -identity $AccountName -SyncFromAD -web siteURLhere 

write-host "Finished."

1 Answer 1


Try to use Add-Type cmdlet

The Add-Type cmdlet lets you define a .NET Framework class in your Windows PowerShell session. You can then instantiate objects (by using the New-Object cmdlet) and use the objects, just as you would use any .NET Framework object. If you add an Add-Type command to your Windows PowerShell profile, the class will be available in all Windows PowerShell sessions.

See full description here.

  • but I cannot find Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles in my ISAPI dll's /
    – RHM
    Apr 3, 2013 at 11:14
  • What version of SharePoint do you have?
    – Alexander
    Apr 3, 2013 at 11:50
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
    – RHM
    Apr 3, 2013 at 11:58
  • I found this
    – Alexander
    Apr 3, 2013 at 12:13
  • 1
    hmmm so its not available in Foundation version
    – RHM
    Apr 3, 2013 at 12:59

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