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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Copy Group Memberships from One Computer Account to Another in Active Directory Domain Services?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I want to be able to copy the group memberships from one computer account in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to another computer account in AD DS by using Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Active Directory cmdlets. It would be great if the script would also prompt me before copying each group to the targeted ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Identify Inactive User Accounts in Active Directory Domain Services?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to use Windows PowerShell to identify inactive user accounts in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). I used to have a VBScript script that I would use, but I would like to be able to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 and the new Active Directory cmdlets that come with Windows Server 2008 R2. Is this something ...

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 do natively ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: How Can I Create, Display, and Then Delete a Temporary Text File?

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here, it’s a good thing I enjoy getting up early on weekends. To me, because I get up early during the week, it makes sense to get up early on the weekend and get busy doing things that I want to do. One of the things I like to do early on weekend mornings is hang out on Facebook and Twitter for a...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Uniquifying and Validating Link Lists with Windows PowerShell

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a beautiful Saturday morning here in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. The sky is dark blue and there are few if any clouds visible. It almost makes one dizzy while standing in the front yard leaning back and looking upward because there is nothing to give any frame of ...

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