Automating Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0

  • 6h 57m
  • Ken St. Cyr, Laura E. Hunter
  • Sybex
  • 2011

Focused content on automating the user authentication and authorization tool for Windows environments

Automation helps make administration of computing environments more manageable. It alleviates the repetition of repeating frequent tasks and and automates just about any task for Active Directory, Windows PowerShell 2.0. Focused on everyday and frequently performed tasks, this indispensable guide provides you with the PowerShell solutions for these tasks. Solutions are presented in a step-by-step format so that you can fully grasp how the new Active Directory module for PowerShell provides command-line scripting for administrative, configuration, and diagnostic tasks.

  • Walks you through the processes and tools required to automate everyday tasks
  • Offers PowerShell solutions for maintaining a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Includes real-world examples, explanations of concepts, and step-by-step solutions

This unique book allows you to work more efficiently and effectively and keep up with the ever-increasing demands from businesses.

About the Authors

Ken St. Cyr is a solution architect at Microsoft in the Public Sector Services CTO organization. He is a 14-year industry veteran, consulting on the design and delivery of numerous complex messaging, directory, and identity management solutions. A Microsoft Certified Master in Directory Services and Advanced Infrastructure, Ken has also written for TechNet Magazine and Windows IT Pro magazine.

Laura E. Hunter is a principal technology architect with Microsoft, specializing in identity and access management technologies. She is also the principal of LHA Consulting, Inc., with 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Laura is a six-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in Windows Server System: Directory Services and a Microsoft Certified Master in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Using PowerShell with Active Directory
  • Managing Domains and Forests
  • Managing Sites and Replication
  • Managing Domain Controllers
  • Configuring Active Directory Dependencies
  • Administering User and Group Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts, Objects, and Organizational Units
  • Managing Group Policies
  • Automating Active Directory Security
  • Backing up Data and Recovering from Disasters
  • Monitoring Health and Performance


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