CSVDE and LDIFDE: Managing AD from the Command Line

Learn csvde and ldifde. Where these tools allow you to import, exort, or modify AD data from the command line.

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19 min. read

Understanding LDIF (LDAP Data Interchange Format)

Have a deeper understanding of what the LDIF format is, what a file looks like and how it's used by various tools.

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3 min. read

PowerShell ValidateSet: Choosing from a List

Learn what Powershell ValidateSet does, and learn about the tab-completion feature the provide valid parameter values.

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10 min. read

PowerShell and Environment Variables: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Learn the tricks that will work for Windows 10 environment variables as well as any Windows client/server after 7 SP1/Server 2008.

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11 min. read

“An Active Directory Domain Controller Could not be Contacted” [Solved]

Every IT admin managing machines in an Active Directory environment has been there. You try to add a computer to an Active Directory (AD) domain and get the dreaded "An Active Directory Domain Controller Could not be Contacted" error. In this article, learn the steps to diagnose (and solve) this problem for good.

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7 min. read

Managing Active Directory Groups using PowerShell

In this aritcle, you'll learn a little about the Active Directory group PowerShell cmdlets with a ton of examples for reference.

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5 min. read

Learning Active Directory and LDAP Filters in PowerShell

One of the most common hangups when querying Active Directory with PowerShell is how to properly build filter syntax. The Filter and LDAP Filter parameters on all ActiveDirectory PowerShell module cmdlets is a black box to many.

Stuart Squibb Avatar Stuart Squibb

5 min. read

How to Install the PowerShell Active Directory Module and Connect

A prerequisite for every PowerShell Active Directory (AD) task is to install the Active Directory module. This popular module allows administrators to query and make changes to Active Directory with PowerShell.

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3 min. read

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