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Retrieve Active Directory Group Membership Information using PowerShell

We had a customer ask recently about the best way to export group members for multiple groups in LDAP. The purpose of this article is to point to resources about how to retrieve Active Directory Group Membership information using PowerShell.  This type of operation is a perfect application for PowerShell. Check out the Active Directory

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Exchange 2007 PowerShell Errors with New-Mailbox Cmdlet and IIS with ASP.NET

I recently was working on a customer implementation of our PeopleProvision solution and I needed to create a new Exchange mailbox for new user accounts in Active Directory. Our customer uses Exchange 2007 and, after installing the Exchange Management Shell that includes PowerShell cmdlets used to create mailboxes, the system seemed ready to go. I kept

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Routing PowerShell Command Results to the Write-Output Cmdlet

I am working on a project where we host a PowerShell runspace in IIS and I needed to dump some output from a command using the Write-Output cmdlet. I futzed around for a while trying to execute a command in the middle of the Write-Output parameter something like what follows. This is my attempt to

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Simple PowerShell Script to Bulk Update or Modify Active Directory User Attributes

I spoke at a conference a couple of months ago about Active Directory management and free tools available to help with Active Directory management. One of the attendees from the presentation recently asked for some guidance using PowerShell to perform a bulk update of AD user information. Web Active Directory’s PeopleNexus product allows you to

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Audit GPO Inheritance with Powershell

I’m working on my next Active Directory Health Check article and I came across this article which applies to one of the areas we review as part of an Active Directory Health Check. Check it out! http://daniellange.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/auditing-gpo-inheritance-with-powershell/ For more information contact us at www.webactivedirectory.com, or call us at (+1) 800-747-3565

Active Directory Cmdlets in Windows Powershell

I saw someone else post this on twitter and instead of making it a favorite in my browser I thought I would post it here in hopes that someone else would also find it useful. Here is a link to the Powershell cmdlets in Windows 2008 R2 for Active Directory. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617195.aspx For more information contact

How to Backup and Restore Group Policy

This article includes a command line example of how to backup group policy, now you can schedule it using a powershell cmdlet too… 🙂 http://www.xenappblog.com/2010/how-to-backup-and-restore-group-policy/

Yet another way to get Active Directory Password Expiration

I know we’ve posted a few times on this topic but I came across another script that retrieves the Active Directory password expiration.  The main difference is that this script allows you to fileter, sort, export, or group the results of the query. If you are looking for a tool to send email reminders to

Free powershell cmdlets – Active Directory

PowershellPack is a free download with some additional Powershell cmdlets like TaskScheduler which is just what it sounds like, a cmdlet to list, create, or delete tasks which is extremely useful given all the additional functionality the task scheduler has in Windows 2008 and Windows 7. Here is a list of the other cmdlets and

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