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  • Manage user and computer accounts using PowerShell
  • Automate group membership additions, removals, and bulk operations using PowerShell
  • Perform various query operations against Active Directory to fetch user, computer, and group details in an efficient and faster way
  • Understand how sites, subnets, and domains are managed
  • Perform advanced operations such as Domain Controller promotion/demotion
  • Discover how to automate replication checks, fine grained password policy creation, and FSMO roles transfer/seize using PowerShell
  • Get to know more about DNS server management, record creation/modification/ deletion, and DNS client management with PowerShell
  • Find out ways to automate DFS-N and DFS-R installation and configuration using PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and is gaining popularity day-by-day. Using PowerShell to manage the Active Directory environment not only saves time for the system administrator, but end users also benefit as they see their requests being fulfilled in very little time.

The book starts with an overview of the components, software, and modules required to manage Active Directory with PowerShell. It then moves on to help you create and manage users, computer accounts, and group policies with simple examples to automate daily tasks. Furthermore, it covers topics such as GPOs, DNS Server/Client, DFS-N, and DFS-R automation. It also demonstrates how to automate some advanced operations so that they can be scripted to perform in a faster and more efficient way. By the end of this book, you will be competent enough to use PowerShell to manage your Active Directory environment and will gain all the required knowledge to automate your daily operations.

  • Create and manage domains, organization units, sites, and IP subnets using PowerShell.
  • Learn advanced operations in Active directory such as promoting, demoting active directory domain controllers, recovering AD objects, and working with replication using PowerShell.
  • A complete guide that will unleash the power of automation in Active Directory environment.
Page Count 230
Course Length 6 hours 54 minutes
ISBN 9781782175995
Date Of Publication 23 Jan 2015


Uma Yellapragada

Uma Yellapragada has over 11 years of experience in the IT industry. Her core experience includes management of Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS/Lync), Microsoft Digital/Information Rights Management Services (DRMS/IRM), Hyper-V, VMware, PowerShell, and VBScript.

She also has experience working with process technologies such as ITIL, Six Sigma, and PMP.

She is the kind of person who challenges herself on a day-to-day basis and searches for areas of improvement as part of her work. As a result of this, she developed a passion for scripting with VBScript and PowerShell.

She blogs her activities and research at and writes occasionally at