These scripts are written to stand alone and so contain any configuration that is necessary.
The first two scripts work best when embedded within your Active Directory Users and Computers console.
With Power Shell’s ability to easily work with AD, these tasks can made easier or completely automated! In short, any task that you regularly do within Active Directory Users and Computer (ADUC) or Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) should be automated! For any domain administrator, the day seems somehow incomplete if you haven’t reset or unlocked a user’s account.
You’d probably also created new users or new computers.
Let’s start with a universal problem: resetting user passwords and unlocking accounts. In a perfect world, it would be great to know if their password has expired and if so, whether the expiration is giving the user trouble.
With Power Shell, we can make this perfect world possible through this command: So far, we have queried for our user and gathered any relevant information that would allow us to quickly diagnose the problem.
Those tasks include removing accounts that are no longer needed, the bulk modification of an attribute, and renaming groups of computers in reorganization. In this article, I’ll cover an automated Power Shell solution to each of these problems.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 Power Shell for the task. Any system administration task in that is regularly repeated should be automated!