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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 ...

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 six ...

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 uses netdom commands to join ...

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