For the busy administrator of a windows domain, any regular task or housekeeping process should be automated, and the Cmdlets that are now provided with Active Directory have improved to the point that there is no serious contender to PowerShell for the task. Joseph Moody shows how to do it, with examples.… Read more
Active Directory has more uses than it is usually credited with. The 'Active Directory Users and Computers' console can even be extended with whatever PowerShell tasks you need to make routine administrative tasks easier. … Read more
With security concerns being a constant litany, it's worth considering Active Directory Rights Management Services as a powerful tool in your access-control arsenal, particularly when it integrates so neatly with Exchange 2010. Elie Bou Issa kindly takes us, step by step, through everything we need to know to install and start using this versatile technology like a pro.… Read more
One of the first things you notice with Windows Server 2008 R2 is that PowerShell 2.0 has become central to the admin function There is a powerful Active Directory module for Powershell that contains a provider and cmdlets that are designed to allow you to manage Active Directory from the command line. Now, you can also use versions for previous versions of Windows Server.… Read more
The ability to authenticate .NET application users against Active Directory is a common requirement. Here, Jeff Hewitt demonstrates how to build wrapper classes in Visual Basic that can convert AD data types into ones that can be used in a .NET application.… Read more
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