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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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Active Directory Management Gateway Service (ADMGS) Errors and McAfee Anti-Virus Software

I posted last month about an issue with the Active Directory Management Gateway Service (ADMGS) on Windows Server 2008. The ADMGS  (which runs as the Active Directory Web Services, ADWS, service) allows you to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to manage AD remotely in domains where there are no Server 2008 R2 domain

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Diagnose Active Directory Management Gateway Service (ADMGS) Errors

I recently worked on a Windows Server 2008 system with the Active Directory Management Gateway Service (ADMGS) installed. The ADMGS allows you to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to manage AD remotely in domains where there are no Server 2008 R2 domain controllers running. The ADMGS service (which runs as the Active

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PowerShell Errors Connecting to Active Directory Domains and Forests

I needed to work with data from a child domain in our test environment so I tried to access the child domain using the Get-ADDomain cmdlet from the Active Directory module for PowerShell. When that operation failed, I attempted to map a PS drive to the child domain instead, but this operation failed as well.

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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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Using the PowerShell Get-ADDomain cmdlet with an IIS Application Pool Identity

We use the PowerShell Active Directory module cmdlets for our applications and wanted to share a tip if you’re running the Get-ADDomain cmdlet using the default IIS application pool identity. Since this identity is actually a Windows Virtual Account, you cannot get to a domain using Get-ADDomain based on the application identity since there is no

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Active Directory Provisioning with PowerShell: Extensibility and Power without Costly Implementation (Part 4 of 4)

We’ve been looking this week at Web Active Directory’s new PeopleProvision solution for automating and delegating the Active Directory account creation process. Today we present the final post of our blog series and look more closely at PowerShell’s role in the PeopleProvision platform. PowerShell empowers PeopleProvision to deliver the most business value by providing extensibility and

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