By Uma Yellapragada
Learn to configure and deal with energetic listing utilizing PowerShell in a good and clever way
About This Book
- Create and deal with domain names, association devices, websites, and IP subnets utilizing PowerShell.
- Learn complex operations in lively listing resembling selling, demoting lively listing area controllers, convalescing advert items, and dealing with replication utilizing PowerShell.
- A whole advisor that may unharness the ability of automation in energetic listing environment.
Who This ebook Is For
If you're looking to automate repetitive initiatives in energetic listing administration utilizing the PowerShell module, then this e-book is for you. Any adventure in PowerShell will be an additional advantage.
Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and is becoming more popular daily. utilizing PowerShell to regulate the energetic listing atmosphere not just saves time for the approach administrator, yet finish clients additionally gain as they see their requests being fulfilled in little or no time.
The e-book starts off with an outline of the elements, software program, and modules required to control energetic listing with PowerShell. It then strikes directly to assist you create and deal with clients, computing device bills, and staff regulations with uncomplicated examples to automate day-by-day projects. additionally, it covers themes similar to GPOs, DNS Server/Client, DFS-N, and DFS-R automation. It additionally demonstrates how one can automate a few complicated operations a good way to be scripted to accomplish in a quicker and extra effective approach. by way of the tip of this publication, you'll be powerfuble sufficient to exploit PowerShell to control your lively listing setting and may achieve the entire required wisdom to automate your day-by-day operations.
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Note: The -Path parameter is optional. If you don't specify this, the user account will be created in the default users container. [ 21 ] Managing User and Computer Objects Executing the preceding command from PowerShell will return the output shown in the following screenshot: The output shows the path of the object where it is created and other properties we set during the creation process. By default, the output shows only a minimum set of attributes. You can see all current attributes and the values of a user object using the the Get-ADUser cmdlet: Get-ADUser -Identity JohnW -Properties * Creating bulk user accounts So far, we have seen how to create a single user account in Active Directory.
Once the password is set by the administrator, the user object has to be enabled explicitly. Similarly, when a user account is created using PowerShell, it has one mandatory property that must be passed, the Name parameter. This parameter is equivalent to the Full Name value in UI. Also, the same parameter value is used for the user's SamAccountName attribute at the time of user account creation using PowerShell. A user account in Active Directory can be created using the New-ADUser cmdlet. The following command is a small example to show how user account creation can be done: New-ADUser -Name testuser1 [ 19 ] Managing User and Computer Objects When this command is executed from the PowerShell window, it creates a user account in the default user container.
You can use the following command to move users from one OU to another based on their department name: Get-ADUser -Filter 'department -eq "Sales"' | Move-ADObject -TargetPath "OU=Sales,OU=PROD,DC=techibee,DC=AD" Remember: The target OU must exist before you move users to it. The distinguished name of an object should always be unique; the common name portion of the distinguished name can, however, be used more than once. Deleting user accounts The Active Directory PowerShell module has a cmdlet called Remove-ADUser to delete user accounts from Active Directory.