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Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting

I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view. TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. Want to work with open scripfing Here’s how to use them: Click on that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces.

I was simply taking a shortcut. Posted on February 19, The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or On pg there is a dcripting for creating a new computer account in Active Directory.


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Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user adwi and other properties.

SharePoint Watch Sign up for our newsletter. If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to A note says, “To access active sessions or open resources used by the file service, you must go through the IADsFileServiceOperations interface to retrieve sessions or resources.

After a little digging I realized my mistake. Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform. This will list all its properties and methods.

In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. In Windows PowerShell 2.

Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl. Asdi up with that book, Cade. For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do. While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked.

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Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell.

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The online docs can be found here. Our savvy and sharp-eyed reader noticed that when he ran the function the computer scriptting was created but that it ended up belonging to Domain Users as opposed to Domain Computers. Better ADSI documentation is coming. However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy. Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks.

The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change.