PowerTip: Querying Active Directory via PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to query Active Directory via Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Can you name five ways to query Active Directory from within Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer

  1. Use ADO and perform an LDAP dialect query.
  2. Use ADO and perform an SQL dialect query.
  3. Use the Get-ADObject cmdlet from the Active Directory module.
  4. Use DSQuery.
  5. Use the [ADSISearcher] type accelerator.