Use PowerShell to Find Changes to Active Directory

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find changes to Active Directory.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have this problem. It seems our company has undergone a lot of changes recently, and I need to find what changes have impacted Active Directory. Basically, I do not even know where to start….


Recursively Search Active Directory Security Groups

Summary: Guest blogger, system admin Marc Carter, talks about recursively searching AD security groups with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Marc Carter is back with us today as our guest blogger. Marc is a system administrator at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. Take it away, Marc… Like many other mid- to…


Weekend Scripter: Explore AD DS Attributes with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover the names of attributes in Active Directory Domain Services. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about writing a blog is the comments I receive. Most of the time the comments add illuminating information, express thanks for…


Use the PowerShell AD Provider to Modify User Attributes

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Active Directory module provider to modify user attributes in AD DS.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Just searching for users, or filtering for them, is not entirely all that useful. For me, I need to be able to make changes based on that search or…


Use PowerShell to Find Non-Default User Properties in AD

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and the Active Directory module provider to find non-default AD DS user properties.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find information about users such as office location, and phone number that is not returned by the Active Directory module provider by default. How do…


Weekend Scripter: Getting Directory Listings from Remote Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to get a directory listing from remote servers by using Windows PowerShell and how to write results to an CSV file. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is here: Windows PowerShell Saturday #003 in Atlanta, Georgia (Alpharetta). The speaker’s dinner last night was great, and…


Use PowerShell to Search AD DS and Produce an Uptime Report

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to Search Active Directory Domain Services for servers and produce an uptime report.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoyed your series of blogs last week, and I consider uptime reports to be a vital topic. In fact, this was the very task I was assigned to do in my…


Use PowerShell to Search Active Directory for GIDs

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to search Active Directory for GIDs. Today we have as our guest blogger, Chris Wu. Chris Wu’s career at Microsoft started in 2002, first as a support engineer in Microsoft Global Technical Support Center in China to support various components of the base operating system. Now he is…