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…(read more)

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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” to a security group called “RDPEnabled”: ADD-ADGroupMember “RDPEnabled”…

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‘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 Night of Before Scripting: Part 2 ‘Twas the Night…

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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-ADGroupMember DomainAdmins If you’d like…

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‘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: Part 1 ‘Twas the Night…

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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 Windows Server 2012 R2,…

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‘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 the Night of Before Scripting: Part 2…

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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 the Info attribute in Active Directory and replace it with a new value: SET-ADUSER john.smith –replace @{info=”John Smith is a Temporary Contractor”}

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‘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: ‘Twas the Night of Before Scripting: Part 1. Here’s…

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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!ButEverybodyIsReadingThisOnTheInternet!” To convert this to a SecureString, which is typically needed when you create a…

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