Use PowerShell to Work with RODC Accounts

Summary: Microsoft premier field engineer, Ian Farr, talks about using Windows PowerShell to work with RODC accounts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I would like to introduce a new guest blogger, Ian Farr. Ian tells us about himself: I started out writing UNIX shell scripts to automate simple tasks. Then as a Windows…


Use PowerShell to Deploy a New Active Directory Forest

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to deploy a new Active Directory forest. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I thought I would provide another excerpt from my new Microsoft Press book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, which is available for pre-order now. Today’s excerpt is from…

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Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot Active Directory Integrated DNS

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about troubleshooting the status of Active Directory integrated DNS servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The first ever PowerShell Saturday that was held in Columbus, Ohio was a tremendous success. It was really great to see people who I had literally not seen for five or…


Use PowerShell to Replace netdom Commands to Join the Domain

Summary: Learn how to replace netdom commands with simple Windows PowerShell cmdlets to rename and reboot the computer or join the domain.  Hey, Scripting Guy! It seems that I have been hand building a number of computers recently for a computer lab we are setting up at work. I have written a batch file that…


Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to Retrieve Information About Domain Controllers?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to search Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to retrieve information about my Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers. I am specifically interested in determining the holders of the special FSMO roles in AD DS. Is this something I can…

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How Can I Create a Folder for Each User in My Domain?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I create a folder for each user in my domain? I’d like the folder name to consist of the user’s first initial and their last name (for example, KMyer).– GN Hey, GN. You know, this has been an interesting week for the Scripting Guys. Why? Because absolutely nothing interesting has…

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How Can I Determine Which Domain Controller Authenticated a User?

Hey, Scripting Guy! In my logon script how can I determine the name of the domain controller that authenticated the user?– CK Hey, CK. You know, one of the unwritten rules for being a Scripting Guy is that you should never do anything hard more than once a week. (Why is this an unwritten rule?…

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