By Uma Yellapragada
Learn to configure and deal with lively listing utilizing PowerShell in an effective and clever way
About This Book
- Create and deal with domain names, association devices, websites, and IP subnets utilizing PowerShell.
- Learn complicated operations in lively listing akin to selling, demoting energetic listing area controllers, recuperating advert items, and dealing with replication utilizing PowerShell.
- A entire advisor that might unharness the ability of automation in energetic listing environment.
Who This publication Is For
If you're looking to automate repetitive projects in lively listing administration utilizing the PowerShell module, then this ebook is for you. Any adventure in PowerShell will be an additional advantage.
Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and is rising in popularity daily. utilizing PowerShell to regulate the lively listing atmosphere not just saves time for the method administrator, yet finish clients additionally profit as they see their requests being fulfilled in little or no time.
The booklet begins with an summary of the elements, software program, and modules required to regulate lively listing with PowerShell. It then strikes directly to assist you create and deal with clients, desktop money owed, and crew regulations with uncomplicated examples to automate day-by-day initiatives. additionally, it covers subject matters resembling GPOs, DNS Server/Client, DFS-N, and DFS-R automation. It additionally demonstrates the right way to automate a few complicated operations that will be scripted to accomplish in a speedier and extra effective manner. by way of the tip of this booklet, you may be powerfuble adequate to take advantage of PowerShell to control your lively listing surroundings and should achieve all of the required wisdom to automate your day-by-day operations.
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This chapter enables you to learn automation of a few user and computer account-related operations. This chapter mainly focuses on accomplishing the following tasks using PowerShell: • Creating new user and computer accounts • Modifying user and computer objects • Enabling or disabling user and computer accounts • Moving user and computer accounts • Deleting user and computer accounts Managing user accounts Active Directory is all about users and computers. Each user in the organization will have at least one account.
GetType() The output of this command shows that it accepts data of string, as shown in the following screenshot: To update the description to a new value, we need to use the Set-ADuser cmdlet and pass the $UserObj to the -Identity parameter and the string that you want to set in the description field to the -Description parameter. The following command will return to the PS prompt in the PowerShell window if it completes without any errors: Set-ADUser -Identity $UserObj -Description "Added new description via PowerShell" [ 26 ] Chapter 2 To verify if the new description is updated in the user description field, we can either check it through the GUI or run the PowerShell command that we used for querying the user object in the preceding command.
If you don't specify this, the user account will be created in the default users container. [ 21 ] Managing User and Computer Objects Executing the preceding command from PowerShell will return the output shown in the following screenshot: The output shows the path of the object where it is created and other properties we set during the creation process. By default, the output shows only a minimum set of attributes. You can see all current attributes and the values of a user object using the the Get-ADUser cmdlet: Get-ADUser -Identity JohnW -Properties * Creating bulk user accounts So far, we have seen how to create a single user account in Active Directory.
Active Directory with PowerShell by Uma Yellapragada