Powershell Active Directory Part 1/4 Intro

 

 

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PowerShell Active Directory

Let me start by giving my honest opinion about Powershell. Powershell Rocks! This truly is a great and powerful scripting language. I’ve looked in to VB scripting before but really I don’t have enough patience to do VB! So keep in mind that I love powershell when reading the rest of this post.

One of the first things I ran into was that Powershell lacks out-of-the-box PowerShell Active Directory integration. Yes you can download the Quest tools but I really don’t get the point of doing automation and saying to customers yeah I can automate this but you do have to install 3rd party tools. If you do, take a look at the Free PowerShell Commands for Active Directory.

In the next parts I will show you how to do a Active Directory Search on Single Ou’s, Multiple Ou’s and even the complete Active Directory. Next to that we will add search criteria and I will show you how to work with Object Attributes which are not defined in the schema.

Powershell and Active Directory

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Let me start by giving my honest opinion about Powershell. Powershell Rocks! This truly is a great and powerful scripting language. I’ve looked in to VB scripting before but really I don’t have enough patience to do VB! So keep in mind that I love powershell when reading the rest of this post.

One of the first things I ran into was that Powershell lacks out-of-the-box PowerShell Active Directory integration. Yes you can download the Quest tools but I really don’t get the point of doing automation and saying to customers yeah I can automate this but you do have to install 3rd party tools. If you do, take a look at the Free PowerShell Commands for Active Directory.

In the next parts I will show you how to do a Active Directory Search on Single Ou’s, Multiple Ou’s and even the complete Active Directory. Next to that we will add search criteria and I will show you how to work with Object Attributes which are not defined in the schema.

Powershell and Active Directory

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About Barry Schiffer

Barry is an IT Architect with 15 years of IT experience. He has gained both a broad and deep knowledge in the sphere of IT. Throughout the years, Barry has developed into a specialist in the field of Microsoft Windows, Server Based Computing, desktop and server virtualisation.Barry is co-founder and member of the Board of the Dutch Citrix User Group.Barry is awarded with the Citrix Technology Professional award in 2015 and received the RES Software Valued Professional award in 2012.
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