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….


Using PowerShell to Check Lockout Threshold for Domains

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using Windows PowerShell to check the lockout threshold for several domains.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have several domains in our forest, and it seems that some weasel got in and changed the lockout threshold in some of the child domains. I know we should have turned on…


PowerShell and the Active Directory Schema: Part 2

Summary: Guest blogger, Andy Schneider, continues his discussion about extending the Active Directory schema. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Andy Schneider, for Part 2 of his series. If you missed yesterday's post, see PowerShell and the Active Directory Schema: Part 1. Yesterday, we looked at what the Active Directory…


PowerShell and the Active Directory Schema: Part 1

Summary: Guest blogger, Andy Schneider, discusses extending the Active Directory schema. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We welcome back guest blogger, Andy Schneider. Andy has a two-part blog series that will conclude tomorrow. Andy Schneider is the Identity and Access Management Architect for IT Services at Avanade. His team’s job is to ensure…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Create Users in Active Directory

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to read a CSV file and create users in Active Directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday in Oh No! Oh Wait…PowerShell for the Win!, I created a CSV file from a Word document that I had been given. Today, I take…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Synchronize Delegated Admin Passwords

Summary: Microsoft PFE and Honorary Scripting Guy, Ian Farr, discusses using Windows PowerShell to synchronize delegated administrator passwords. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest blogger and Honorary Scripting Guy, Ian Farr, is back with us today for the conclusion of his series about read-only domain controllers (RODCs)… Welcome to the final post in…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Delegate Administrator of RODCs

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, discusses using Windows PowerShell to delegate administrator of RODC. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Honorary Scripting Guy and Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, back for more words of wisdom… Welcome to the third post in a four part series about securing and managing read-only domain controllers…


Use PowerShell to Get BIOS Information on Remote Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to retrieve BIOS information from remote servers.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I really hope you can help me. I need to get a list of basic BIOS information from our servers. All of the servers that I need are listed in a single organizational unit…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get List of FSMO Role Holders

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of FSMO role holders in Active Directory.  I use NETDOM QUERY FSMO to list my domain controllers that hold the FSMO roles, but can I do it with Windows PowerShell?  As usual, there is more than one way to do most things in Windows PowerShell, but here…