Enable Disabled domain accounts with powershell

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    I need to enable or disable account on active directory domain controller (Server 2012) through powershell wmi:
    1. I tried using command: wmic useraccount where “name=’myusername'” set disabled=true

    It returns an error:
    Updating property(s) of ‘\\MYDCONTROLLER\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_UserAccount.Domain=”
    Mydomain”,Name=”myusername”‘
    ERROR:
    Description = Generic failure

    2. I tried using command:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WmiObject Win32_UserAccount -filter “LocalAccount=False”|?{$_.name -eq “userName”} |%{$_.disabled=$true;$_.passwordChangeable=$true;$passwordrequired=$true;$disabled=$true;$_.put()}

    This returns error:

    Exception calling “Put” with “0” argument(s): “Generic failure “
    At line:1 char:174
    + … isabled=$false;$_.put()}
    + ~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DotNetMethodException

    I found this command in
    https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/27803796/Enable-Disabled-LOCAL-accounts-with-Powershell.html
    Any ideas? I know how to use Get-aduser or other commands, but it need to be done via wmi

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