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Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find Computers SIDs in AD DS

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find computer security identifiers (SIDs) in Active Directory Domain Services. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. TechEd 2013 is soon upon us—both in New Orleans and in Madrid. The Scripting Wife has been extremely busy working on her schedule ...

Use the AD DS Module to Find Computers with PowerShell

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns about querying Active Directory Domain Services with Windows PowerShell in prep for the 2013 Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well yesterday I gave my first presentation (of three) at the PowerShell Summit happening here in Redmond, Washington. I thought my talk went really well, ...

Use PowerShell to Find the Location of a Locked-Out User

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE Jason Walker talks about using Windows PowerShell to find a locked-out user’s location. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have a guest blog post written by Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) Jason Walker. Jason has written a number of extremely popular Hey, Scripting Guy! ...

Force a Domain-Wide Update of Group Policy with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to force a domain-wide update of Group Policy by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, tomorrow, the Scripting Wife and I leave for a three-week European Windows PowerShell tour. We will be doing five Windows PowerShell user groups and meeting with ...

Use PowerShell to Move Computers Based on IP Addresses: Part 2

Summary: In this blog, Eric Wright revises his script by using Active Directory cmdlets to move computers that are organized in Active Directory, based on their IP addresses. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. In today’s post, guest blogger, Eric Wright, reprises yesterday’s post to use the Windows Active Directory module...

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