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A-Z List. Active Directory Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell. Windows PowerShell™ is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration.

Active Directory Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional introduces the 76 Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you can use to manage and administer the Active Directory® directory service and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). What does the Active Directory module do? The Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2008 R2 is a Windows PowerShell module (named Active Directory) that consolidates a group of cmdlets. Active Directory Naming Standard.

Active Directory naming standards supported include NetBIOS names are the account names required for legacy NT environments.

Active Directory Naming Standard

Fully qualified domain name FQDN the path to a network object : is my fqdn. DN Distinguished names every object in AD has a DN. DN follows X.500 naming conventions. The DN is made up of the nodes from the root domain down through the container hierarchy to the object. Using my FQDN name and putting it into ND form: DC=com, DC=mycompany, DC=support, OU=dallas, CN=Users CN=wmaples The distinguished name abbreviations are DC domain component OU organizational unit CN common name The listing order is always DC (however many), OU (however many), CN (however many). Name Restrictions for hosts and domains DNS servers including Windows NT 4 DNS follow RFC 1123 but that presents a problem to Windows 2000 / DNS networks that use NetBIOS names.

Related Tips: Setting DNS Suffix Search List via GPO. If you have ever worked in a company with a split DNS name space or one that has gone through a merger, you have probably dealt with the DNS suffix search list.

Setting DNS Suffix Search List via GPO

This list allows a user to put “companyweburl” in their browser address and it actually resolve. This works because Windows will cycle through the DNS suffix search list appending each suffix to what was typed into the address bar until it finds a site. If the list contains and then the OS will attempt first. If it gets a response from that site then off you go.

If it does not then it tries To set the suffix search list, open the properties of your network connection and then open the TCP/IP properties. DNS Suffix Search List There are two other places you can view your current suffix search list. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesTcpipParameters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTDNSClient Here is an example. Active Directory Certificate Services Documentation for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008. Florian’s Blog » How to use Restricted Groups? Part I.

( - or: How can I add [Active Directory] user accounts into some?

Florian’s Blog » How to use Restricted Groups? Part I

Clients’ local Administrators group without touching each client?) This article describes the feature “Restricted Groups” in Group Policy. This feature enables you - as the administrator - to configure group memberships on the client computers or member servers. You can add user accounts to groups on client machines that are in the scope of the policy. As there are many questions about this in the newsgroups, I will come up with an example that shows how to put a group of Active Directory users into the local Administrators group on the clients. For this article, I assume that you already created a global security group containing all users that shall become local Administrators on some client computers.

If you’re using the Group Policy Editor, you navigate to the OU where the client computers reside and right-click it. You simply add the created group by clicking “Browse..” or typing the group name into the box. Configuring Additional Active Directory Server Roles. Chapter 3: Configuring Additional Active Directory Server Roles Windows Server 2008 includes several other roles related to Active Directory.

Configuring Additional Active Directory Server Roles

These include Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS), Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS), and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). This chapter will briefly cover each of these and also provide a little more detail about read-only domain controllers (RODC). In this chapter you will learn to: Awinish's Blog…