Category Archives: PowerShell

Reusing a Role Installation XML file in Windows Server 2012 to install the Active Directory Domain Services Role

Ranging from multi-server management to over 2400 PowerShell Cmdlets, Windows Server 2012 delivers on the promise of standards-based management and automation capabilities. Part of the new Domain Controller Promotion process is installing the Active Directory Domain Services role onto a stand-alone or member server. This activity needs to be completed before the new Active Directory […]

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New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 8: Group MSAs (gMSAs)

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series New features in AD DS in Windows Server 2012

Back in Windows Server 2008 R2, Managed Service Accounts (MSAs) solved the problem of unsecure service accounts. Managing them was a nightmare, even if you knew what you were doing. Now, In Windows Server 2012, Microsoft addresses a couple of these challenges This blogposts shows how.

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New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 5: PowerShell History Viewer

This entry is part 5 of 21 in the series New features in AD DS in Windows Server 2012

As we’ve seen in part 4 of this series, Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 now sports a grand total of 145 PowerShell Cmdlets. Learning these commands and putting them to good use, might seem like a week’s worth, but actually, the PowerShell History Viewer in the Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Administrative […]

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New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 4: New PowerShell Cmdlets

This entry is part 4 of 21 in the series New features in AD DS in Windows Server 2012

With Windows PowerShell Scripting being one of the requirements in the current Common Engineering Criteria (CEC), all Microsoft server products need to comply with having Windows PowerShell scripting support. In Windows Server 2012, Active Directory Domain Services expands beyond the 76 Active Directory Management PowerShell Cmdlets and 15 Active Directory Provider PowerShell Cmdlets found in […]

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New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 1: Overview

This entry is part 1 of 21 in the series New features in AD DS in Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 can be seen as a major release for Windows Server. Not just in terms of virtualization (Hyper-V 3.0), storage (SMB 3.0 and Storage Spaces) or manageability, but also in terms of Active Directory. There’s a load of new features, improving the lives of many Active Directory admins!

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