Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training
Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Managing AD Objects with PowerShell

PowerShell offers us the ability to manage very detailed and technical aspects of our clients in a standard way. Well, until you get to Active Directory. As part of PowerShell V1, Microsoft omited this seemingly obvious need. Would it be part of PowerShell V2? Nope. Instead I think that Microsoft followed the first rule of Computer Science "Never reinvent the wheel." What I mean by that is that third party vendors already did that for Microsoft so there was no need for Microsoft to invest the resources. The first link below talks about a free Powershell Snapin from Quest that handles AD management in PowerShell. The second like is the link to the down load.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/winpsh/tools/cmdlets.mspx

`http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx

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