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AD Recycle Bin

I just came across a post by Jonathan Medd over at simple-talk.com about the new Active Directory recycle bin in Windows Server 2008 R2. It’s definitely worth the read.

Posted in Active Directory, PowerShell

Bulk Creating Active Directory groups

One of my colleagues gave me a list of AD groups for the sharepoint environment he’s confguring. Instead of creating them manually I used the Quest ActiveRoles management shell. import-csv ‘SecurityGroups.csv’ | foreach { New-QADGroup -Parent $_.ParentContainer -Name $_.Name -sAM

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Posted in Active Directory, PowerShell, Quest

ADFind Oneliners

I’m very fond of the powerful AdFind command line utility from joeware.net. Here’s a little list I’m keeping for my own reference: Find the user behind a GUID: Likewise, you can use the same tool to find the e-mail address

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