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This will list all its properties and methods. The online docs can be found here.

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In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. In Windows PowerShell 2. Our savvy and sharp-eyed reader noticed that when he ran the function the computer account was created but that it ended up belonging to Domain Users as opposed to Domain Computers.

I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting wdsi of view. Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. Better ADSI documentation is coming.

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Here’s how to use them: The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform.

TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell.

After a little digging I realized my mistake. Adssi pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory.

However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users.

Let’s say you’re interested in srcipting FileService class.

Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties.

I was simply taking a shortcut. For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do. Click on that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces. Want to work with open resources?


Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting

While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy.

Hurry up with xcripting book, Cade. If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to A note says, “To access active sessions or open resources used by the file service, you must go through the IADsFileServiceOperations interface to retrieve sessions or resources.

Posted on February 19, SharePoint Watch Sign up for our newsletter. The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change.


Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks. Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl.

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