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PowerTip: Get the Notes field when accessing users or groups in Active Directory

Summary: Use the Active Directory Module to get the information from the “Notes” field.  I’m trying to find the Active Directory property to use to access the Notes field when I’m viewing a user or a group. Could you lend me a hand? No problem at all. The property you are looking for is info and can be added when you use Get-ADuser ...

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 5

Summary: Curly Blue learns the true meaning of scripting in PowerShell. When we last saw our hero, Curly Blue, he had discovered not only the ease of use of PowerShell but also the vast community resources provided by Github. Because of this one reason alone, his co-workers, Loopy and Codestock, had no need to fret over the upcoming holiday ...

PowerTip: Get a list of local Users in Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016

Summary: Use the cmdlets provided in PowerShell 5.1 to manage local user accounts on a system. I remember having to use the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) accelerator to access a list of local users in PowerShell. Is there a cmdlet that could do this now? Yes.  In the most recent version of Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016 with...

Curly Blue and the meaning of scripting – Part 4

Summary: Curly Blue learns how to use GitHub resources on PowerShell to clean out old office installations. When we last saw our hero, Curly Blue, he had been hanging around the office of Azura and discovering the simple ways he could use Windows PowerShell with minimal learning. In the past few days, he’s seen how easy it is to work and ...

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