Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Automate Active Directory Accounts

Summary: Guest blogger, Gary Jackson, shares a technique to automate Active Directory accounts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I met Gary Jackson at the Windows PowerShell Summit in April. We talked about some cool things he has been working on, so I invited him to write a guest blog post. First a little…


Use PowerShell to Get Account Lockout and Password Policy

Summary: Microsoft guest blogger and PFE, Ian Farr, talks about using Windows PowerShell to get account lockout and password policies. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Ian Farr. Ian is a Microsoft PFE in the UK. Recently, I was asked how to retrieve a domain’s Account Lockout Policy and Password…


Write Users and Proxy Addresses to CSV by Using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about writing all proxy addresses and user names to a CSV file by using Windows PowerShell.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Yesterday’s blog post, Export User Names and Proxy Addresses to CSV File, showed me an easy way to get a couple of proxy addresses from Active Directory, but all…


Weekend Scripter: Create Proxy Addresses in Active Directory with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to automatically create proxy addresses in Active Directory Domain Services by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. So I have been talking back and forth with one of the members of the Charlotte Windows PowerShell Users group since my presentation to the group…


Use PowerShell to Create First and Last Names for Test Users

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create first and last names in Active Directory for test users.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a test environment set up, and I created a bunch of users in an organizational unit in Active Directory. But I only created the user name—I…


Use PowerShell to Set AD DS Users’ Display Names

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to set the users’ display names in Active Directory Domain Services.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a number of user names that were hastily created. I thought at first they were going to be temporary workers, but it seems that temporary is hanging…


Set Telephone Numbers for All Users in an OU via PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to set office telephone numbers for all users in an organizational unit.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. We just moved our offices to a new location, and now the phone numbers stored in Active Directory are wrong. I need to at least…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell for Conditional User Profile Removal

Summary: Guest blogger, Bob Stevens, talks about how to use Windows PowerShell to perform conditional user profile removal. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we are lucky to have guest blogger, Bob Stevens, return for another exciting and useful blog post. Be sure you check out Bob’s other Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts….


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Generate a Recent Profile Report

Summary: Guest blogger, Bob Stevens, talks about using Windows PowerShell to generate a recent profile report. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am pleased to welcome back guest blogger, Bob Stevens. Be sure you check out Bob’s other guest blog posts. Bob is a member of the Twin Cities PowerShell User Group….


Explore Active Directory Users with PowerShell Out-GridView

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Out-Gridview cmdlet to examine user information in Active Directory.    Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like a way to use Windows PowerShell to view user information from Active Directory. I would like to be able to explore the returned information and be able…