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Oneliner Microsoft Powershell Script Get members list from active directory group in excel

This is my tiny article on gathering members information from active directory groups using windows PowerShell in very easy, I have used one-liner script earlier for creating bulk ad users, This script will get all the members from group and export it to CSV, This is very handy when providing someon…

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Configuring a vCenter PSC Single sign-on Active directory Integrated windows authentication

In my one of the earlier article I shown ADDING AND CONFIGURING VMWARE VSPHERE VCENTER SSO ACTIVE DIRECTORY AS LDAP SERVER, That was one of the security best practices, Here I am going to perform the same task but will use Active directory integrated windows authentication way instead. For this fe…

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Powershell Active Directory: Show treeview of nested Group members downstream hierarchy

This script is second part of my earlier article Powershell Active Directory: Show treeview of User or Group memberof hierarchy, earlier was showing upstream tree view of nested MemberOf groups. After writing the first script I got another requirement to show treeview in reverse order, Group member…

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Join domain ESXi to an Active Directory OU : Powercli

I received request from my internal team to provide a small solution on Esxi Domain join and created when pulled it in domain computer account should be created in specific OU (Organization Unit). To perform this task first, we need complete OU path, to find it open Active Directory Users and Comp…

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Resolved: Esxi Join domain failed-Error in Active Directory Operations

This is some times common, you document something and if don't implement it or use something since long, you might forget knowledge or the issues you resolved earlier. I was automating join domain ESXi servers, while trying joining I was keep getting error: Errors in Active directory operations. I a…

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Add multiple proxy addresses with Microsoft PowerShell in Active Directory Groups

This article is second part of POWERSHELL ACTIVE DIRECTORY: ADD OR UPDATE PROXYADDRESSES IN USER PROPERTIES ATTRIBUTE EDITOR, In this part, I will be changing proxy addresses on active directory groups using PowerShell script. This is helpful while migration of bulk users and groups to Microsoft Of…

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Powershell: Temporary group membership on Windows 2016 Active Directory

This is second part of configuring and architecting AD infrastructure new features. Microsoft has introduced new great feature with Windows Server 2016 Active directory, PAM (Privileged Access Management) Feature, Where user can be added to a group for a particular time. Once that Time to live (TT…

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Powershell Active Directory: Show treeview of User or Group memberof hierarchy

After going through many testing and successfully streamlining most of the Users and Groups member of in active directory environment using Powershell Active Directory: List complete hierarchy of upstream nested groups recursively of User. I was still facing some of the issues, Earlier script was no…

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Powershell Active Directory: List complete hierarchy of upstream nested groups recursively of User

Recently I had seen big mess in one of my client's Active directory environment, AD Groups where keep nested into groups and further, Due to this clients where having hard time to get either exact effective permissions of particular users, and causing users have unnecessary authorization or getting …

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SOFTERRA ADAXES - A new way to manage Active Directory

What is Adaxes?
Adaxes is a rescuer for any Active Directory, Exchange and Office 365 environment. It gives additional features automates repetitive everyday operations, enhances security, enforces standards and reduces the load on your IT department. Managing your IT environment with Adaxes is sim…

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Powershell Active Directory: ADGroup Managedby - Checkbox Manager can update membership list

I found one of the query "How to click checkbox manager can update membership list on Active directory group using powershell" on the whatsapp group Powershell scripting. There is already official MicroSoft blog written for same purpose and there are two parts to it and they are worth reading. I wen…

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Active Directory Powershell: Aduser A value for the attribute was not in the acceptable range of values

While writing and testing script Active Directory Powershell: Create bulk users from CSV file, Simulating single user creation I came across an error. This error says.

New-ADUser : A value for the attribute was not in the acceptable range of values
At line:1 char:1
+ New-ADUser -Name TestUse…

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Active Directory Powershell: Create bulk users from CSV file

Creating bulk multiple user accounts on Active Directory Users and Computers mmc console is very boring and tough task also it is most of the time consuming and error prone tend to be lots of mistakes. If same task is done using automation it will be interesting and happen in less time. Active direc…

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Powershell one liner: Create multiple user accounts

I had an opportunity to teach PowerShell Active Directory basics to some of my junior subordinate, Where I wanted them to show few test cases on creating multiple active directory user accounts, After building active directory from scratch, As this was the demo example lab, accounts created  running…

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POWERCLI AND VSPHERE WEB CLIENT: JOIN ESXI INTO ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER

This is another best security guideline to always join Esxi server into domin, most preferable is Active Directory domain controller, One of the advantage is I can use domain-wide authentication with Domain joined ESXi, Means I don't have to use or share root or any local username to login, Creating…

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ADDING AND CONFIGURING VMWARE VSPHERE VCENTER SSO ACTIVE DIRECTORY AS LDAP SERVER

After installing my new vCenter Server in my office every time I was using Administrator@vsphere.local account to login into vCenter server Including my colleagues. (After Installing vCenter server there is default vsphere.local SSO directory service created in PSC (Platform Service Controller), vCe…

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PART 3 : (ADMT) ACTIVE DIRECTORY MIGRATION TOOL REPORTING

I did successful migration of Active Directory objects between domain. It was time to create reporting of migrated users and other AD objects, As I had given access to my other colleagues to AD migration, it was necessary to have some reporting in case if there is any mistake to rectify. Reporting c…

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PART1 : INSTALLING ADMT TOOL (ACTIVE DIRECTORY MIGRATION TOOL)

Recently I was involved into new child domain creation in Active Directory, and another major task was migrating existing certain Users, Groups, Computers and other objects from Parent root domain to child domain for management delegation purpose. This Users and other AD objects were part of one of …

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POWERSHELL DSC XACTIVEDIRECTORY ERROR - A NETBIOS DOMAIN NAME MUST BE SPECIFIED

While testing Powershell DSC (Desired State Configuration) for Active Directory Domain (First Domain Controller) setup I was getting below error constantly.

Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed. A NetBIOS domain name must be specified.
    + CategoryInfo         …

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POWERSHELL: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ACTIVE DIRECTORY

I have already written few articles on PART 1 : INSTALL ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION, That was completely GUI (Graphical User Interface) based installation and configuration using server manager, I used it to add AD role and promote it. This article is written for windows…

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