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  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Add Computer to Security Group with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Active Directory PoweShell cmdlets to add a computer to a security group. How can I use Windows PowerShell to add a computer to a security group? Use the Add-ADGroupMember cmdlet, and remember to use the SAM account name on the computer: To add a computer called “STATION01”...
  • Blog Post: ‘Twas the Night Before Scripting: Part 5

    Summary : Tonight, our Admin friend learns to migrate group memberships. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. If you missed it, be sure to watch Sean’s video: Just Script It! Also to catch up with our story, read: ‘Twas the Night of Before Scripting: Part 1 ‘Twas the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Show Group Members with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of group members in Active Directory. How can I use Windows PowerShell to regularly show who is in an Active Directory group, for example, Domain Admins? To show who is in the Domain Admins group in Active Directory, run the following command: Get...
  • Blog Post: ‘Twas the Night Before Scripting: Part 4

    Summary : Dr. Scripto shows our Admin friend how to determine which groups a computer is a member of. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. If you missed it, be sure to watch Sean’s video: Just Script It ! Also to catch up with our story, read: ‘Twas the Night of Before Scripting...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Create Computer Account in Active Directory with PowerShell

    Summary : Use the Active Directory module to create a new computer account. How can I use Windows PowerShell to create a computer account in Active Directory? To create a new computer called ScriptoPC , execute the following line in an Active Directory environment with a domain controller running...
  • Blog Post: ‘Twas the Night Before Scripting: Part 3

    Summary : Dr. Scripto teaches our Admin friend how to find cmdlets in a module and get Help. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. If you missed it yesterday, see Sean’s latest video: Just Script It ! Also be sure to read: ‘Twas the Night of Before Scripting: Part 1 ‘Twas...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Set Custom Attributes in Active Directory

    Summary : Use the Set-ADUser cmdet to modify custom attributes. How can I use Windows PowerShell to modify a custom attribute in Active Directory? Use the Set-ADUser cmdlet and it’s –add , -replace , and –remove parameters to adjust custom attributes. For example, to update...
  • Blog Post: ‘Twas the Night Before Scripting: Part 2

    Summary : Dr. Scripto helps an Admin learn how to easily modify custom attributes in Active Directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. If you missed it yesterday, see Sean’s latest video: Just Script It ! Also be sure to read yesterday’s post before you start on today’s...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Create a Secure Password with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to make a plain text entry into a secure password. Is there a way I can use Windows PowerShell and my working script to make a secure string password without using Read-Host ? Use the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet: $MyBoringPassword=”OhThisCouldBeSecure...
  • Blog Post: ‘Twas the Night of Before Scripting: Part 1

    Summary : Dr. Scripto teaches a non-scripting Administrator to easily create users in Active Directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Returning once again to delight us all with a little holiday merriment is Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney. Other than his habit of occasionally singing...
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