Jeffery Hicks

Jeffery HicksMVP

google+ iconJeffery Hicks is a multi-year Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Certified Professional and an IT veteran with 25 years of experience specializing in automation. He works today as an author, trainer and consultant.

Import users into Active Directory with PowerShell

Monday, March 17th, 2014 - No comments

In my last article I discussed a few techniques for exporting user accounts from Active Directory using PowerShell. The obvious next step is to see how to import user accounts into Active Directory.

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Export Active Directory users with PowerShell

Friday, March 7th, 2014 - No comments

From time to time I see forum posts where someone is trying to export user accounts from Active Directory. I suppose there are any number of business reasons why you might need to do this, so let’s assume you have one and want to know how to accomplish this with PowerShell.

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Move Active Directory users to a group with PowerShell

Friday, February 28th, 2014 - No comments

In my previous article I demonstrated how to move one or more Active Directory user accounts to a new location organizational unit. Generally the driving factor with such moves is to enforce proper Group Policies. But perhaps your Group Policies are managed more at the group level. Or of course, group memberships are used for a variety of purposes. So instead of trying to manually find 1 or 1000 users and add them to a group

Move Active Directory users with PowerShell

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - No comments

Probably the greatest feature I enjoy, and get the most out of, from PowerShell is the pipeline. Because of the pipeline if I can do something for one thing, I can usually do it for 10, 100 or 1000 with no extra work. Managing Active Directory user accounts with PowerShell is a perfect example.

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Creating a password reset tool with PowerShell – Part 2

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - One comment

Over the last two articles we’ve been looking at ways to reset user passwords with PowerShell and the Active Directory module. I’ve demonstrated a number of techniques and let me wrap up today with a few more. I assume that ultimately you will put together a PowerShell tool that meets your business requirements. If you’ve missed my previous articles, take a few minutes to get caught up.

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