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Active Directory Powershell: Aduser A value for the attribute was not in the acceptable range of values

While writing and testing script Active Directory Powershell: Create bulk users from CSV file, Simulating single user creation I came across an error. This error says.

New-ADUser : A value for the attribute was not in the acceptable range of values
At line:1 char:1
+ New-ADUser -Name TestUser -PasswordNotRequired $true -path 'ou=new,dc ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (CN=TestUser,ou=new,dc=vcloud-lab,dc=com:String) [New-ADUser], ADException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryServer:8322,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.NewADUser

Error is coming up due to incorrect value provided in parameter country as shown in the screenshot. If you even use Set-Aduser same error can be produced.

Active directory domain controller powershell, active directory user properties create new-aduser country a value for the attribute was not in the acceptable range of values

If you see on the Active directory users and computers, dsa.mmc console >> user properties >> Address tab  >> drop down the list of Country/region, It shows full name of the all countries, if I use them in parameter value for example India, it will throw an error. To see correct value I ran cmdlet Get-ADUser username -Properties Country and it showed me country alpha-2 code instead. 

Active Directory Powershell Get-Aduser country properties error -ADUser  A value for the attribute was not in the acceptable range of values

Below are the list of all country with their respective valid Alpha 2 codes. Parameter value need to be supplied as a below code list instead full name. 

Country NameCountry code
AfghanistanAF
Åland IslandsAX
AlbaniaAL
AlgeriaDZ
American SamoaAS
AndorraAD
AngolaAO
AnguillaAI
AntarcticaAQ
Antigua and BarbudaAG
ArgentinaAR
ArmeniaAM
ArubaAW
AustraliaAU
AustriaAT
AzerbaijanAZ
BahamasBS
BahrainBH
BangladeshBD
BarbadosBB
BelarusBY
BelgiumBE
BelizeBZ
BeninBJ
BermudaBM
BhutanBT
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)BO
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBQ
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBA
BotswanaBW
Bouvet IslandBV
BrazilBR
British Indian Ocean TerritoryIO
Brunei DarussalamBN
BulgariaBG
Burkina FasoBF
BurundiBI
Cabo VerdeCV
CambodiaKH
CameroonCM
CanadaCA
Cayman IslandsKY
Central African RepublicCF
ChadTD
ChileCL
ChinaCN
Christmas IslandCX
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCC
ColombiaCO
ComorosKM
CongoCG
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)CD
Cook IslandsCK
Costa RicaCR
Côte d'IvoireCI
CroatiaHR
CubaCU
CuraçaoCW
CyprusCY
CzechiaCZ
DenmarkDK
DjiboutiDJ
DominicaDM
Dominican RepublicDO
EcuadorEC
EgyptEG
El SalvadorSV
Equatorial GuineaGQ
EritreaER
EstoniaEE
EthiopiaET
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)FK
Faroe IslandsFO
FijiFJ
FinlandFI
FranceFR
French GuianaGF
French PolynesiaPF
French Southern TerritoriesTF
GabonGA
GambiaGM
GeorgiaGE
GermanyDE
GhanaGH
GibraltarGI
GreeceGR
GreenlandGL
GrenadaGD
GuadeloupeGP
GuamGU
GuatemalaGT
GuernseyGG
GuineaGN
Guinea-BissauGW
GuyanaGY
HaitiHT
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHM
Holy SeeVA
HondurasHN
Hong KongHK
HungaryHU
IcelandIS
IndiaIN
IndonesiaID
Iran (Islamic Republic of)IR
IraqIQ
IrelandIE
Isle of ManIM
IsraelIL
ItalyIT
JamaicaJM
JapanJP
JerseyJE
JordanJO
KazakhstanKZ
KenyaKE
KiribatiKI
Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)KP
Korea (Republic of)KR
KuwaitKW
KyrgyzstanKG
Lao People's Democratic RepublicLA
LatviaLV
LebanonLB
LesothoLS
LiberiaLR
LibyaLY
LiechtensteinLI
LithuaniaLT
LuxembourgLU
MacaoMO
Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of)MK
MadagascarMG
MalawiMW
MalaysiaMY
MaldivesMV
MaliML
MaltaMT
Marshall IslandsMH
MartiniqueMQ
MauritaniaMR
MauritiusMU
MayotteYT
MexicoMX
Micronesia (Federated States of)FM
Moldova (Republic of)MD
MonacoMC
MongoliaMN
MontenegroME
MontserratMS
MoroccoMA
MozambiqueMZ
MyanmarMM
NamibiaNA
NauruNR
NepalNP
NetherlandsNL
New CaledoniaNC
New ZealandNZ
NicaraguaNI
NigerNE
NigeriaNG
NiueNU
Norfolk IslandNF
Northern Mariana IslandsMP
NorwayNO
OmanOM
PakistanPK
PalauPW
Palestine, State ofPS
PanamaPA
Papua New GuineaPG
ParaguayPY
PeruPE
PhilippinesPH
PitcairnPN
PolandPL
PortugalPT
Puerto RicoPR
QatarQA
RéunionRE
RomaniaRO
Russian FederationRU
RwandaRW
Saint BarthélemyBL
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSH
Saint Kitts and NevisKN
Saint LuciaLC
Saint Martin (French part)MF
Saint Pierre and MiquelonPM
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVC
SamoaWS
San MarinoSM
Sao Tome and PrincipeST
Saudi ArabiaSA
SenegalSN
SerbiaRS
SeychellesSC
Sierra LeoneSL
SingaporeSG
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)SX
SlovakiaSK
SloveniaSI
Solomon IslandsSB
SomaliaSO
South AfricaZA
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsGS
South SudanSS
SpainES
Sri LankaLK
SudanSD
SurinameSR
Svalbard and Jan MayenSJ
SwazilandSZ
SwedenSE
SwitzerlandCH
Syrian Arab RepublicSY
Taiwan, Province of China[a]TW
TajikistanTJ
Tanzania, United Republic ofTZ
ThailandTH
Timor-LesteTL
TogoTG
TokelauTK
TongaTO
Trinidad and TobagoTT
TunisiaTN
TurkeyTR
TurkmenistanTM
Turks and Caicos IslandsTC
TuvaluTV
UgandaUG
UkraineUA
United Arab EmiratesAE
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandGB
United States of AmericaUS
United States Minor Outlying IslandsUM
UruguayUY
UzbekistanUZ
VanuatuVU
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)VE
Viet NamVN
Virgin Islands (British)VG
Virgin Islands (U.S.)VI
Wallis and FutunaWF
Western SaharaEH
YemenYE
ZambiaZM
ZimbabweZW

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