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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

AD management with PowerShell – preparation

A PowerShell module includes assemblies, scripts, and functionalities. In order to use the functionalities, we need to import the module. After that, we can call for the contents of the module to manage relevant server roles, services, or features.

Before we start Active Directory management with PowerShell, first we need to import the ActiveDirectory module.

There are a few ways to do this. These include installing the AD DS server role or by installing Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT):

  • AD DS server role:
    1. If we install the AD DS server role using Server Manager, the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell is installed as a feature:

      Figure 17.1: Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell feature

    2. If the AD DS role is installed using PowerShell, we need to include the management tools by using -IncludeManagementTools. Otherwise, by default, it will not...
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