Get-ChildItem Powershell Ultimate Guide

Get-ChildItem Powershell Cmdlet Get-ChildItem obtains objects from one or more locations specified. If the item is a container, it receives the child items contained within the container. The Recurse parameter can be used to get items from all child containers, while the Depth parameter can be used to limit how many levels to recurse to.…

Modify Mailbox Setting via the Set-Mailbox Cmdlet

Modify Mailbox Settings via the Set-Mailbox Cmdlet

The Set-Mailbox Cmdlet in PowerShell The Set-Mailbox command-let enables IT administrators to modify the settings of a mailbox. It enables them to change the common attributes of a mailbox, such as: User’s name Display name Alias User logon name Title Department Company Moreover, it also allows you to change uncommon attributes, such as: Arbitration ArbitrationMailbox…

An Active Directory Domain Controller Could Not Be Contacted

Table Of Contents General Error description Basic steps to investigate the issue Verify that the IP Settings are Correct Make sure the DNS Client Service is Running Check the Host File for Domain Entries Restart DNS Cache Service Verify that the DC is Reachable from the Client Verify the Domain Controller’s Accessibility using PowerShell Append…

What is User Lifecycle Management?

The current business environment includes fluctuating staff levels, including employees, contractors, and others who need access to applications, distribution lists, and other resources that need to be enabled and monitored. For IT departments this is not only challenging, but it can also be chaotic. As enterprises hire individuals, IT administrators need to create user accounts…

Get-ADGroupMember Cmdlet: Find Active Directory Group Members

Using Groups in Active Directory, you may quickly assign permissions and applications to your users in Active Directory. But how can you get all members of a group? Group members within AD can be obtained by using the Get-ADGroup command-let with the “member” property, as shown below: Get-ADGroup -Identity VPN -Properties member | select-object -property…

Active Directory Security Groups vs Distribution Groups

Active Directory is central to an organization’s security as it is the source behind authenticating users and authorizing user access to resources on the network. One of its many uses is to sort users into different groups based on their departments, job roles, and managers – in short, attributes that represent the access they require.…

What is Deprovisioning?

Organizations are living entities with people joining, switching departments, changing roles, and leaving. Other contributors to this activity include third-party personnel, such as consultants, trainers, auditors, and contractors. All enjoy varying levels of access to a company’s systems, such as ERP, CRM, and HRM – just to name a few. And when they leave or…

Default Containers and OUs in Active Directory upon Installation

Only Default OU (Organizational Units) when Active Directory is Installed The Default Domain Controllers OU is just one OU present when Active Directory is first installed. This OU is used to organize and administer the domain’s domain controllers. Over time, the domain administrator can create an infinite number of OUs for the domain, but having…

FSMO Roles Per Domain & Forest in Active Directory

Table Of Contents Roles in Active Directory Purpose of FSMO Roles Types of FSMO Roles Functions of FSMO Roles How Roles in Active Directory Work? Active Directory was officially released in February 2000 with Windows 2000 server edition. It is an identity management service that contains all the information and data about a network and…

Get ADUser Not Recognized in PowerShell

Table of Contents Error: Term ‘Get-ADUser’ is not Recognized Pre-Requisites: (Avoiding Error) Installing PowerShell on Windows 10 Installing PowerShell on Windows Server Importing Active Directory PowerShell Module Error: Get-ADUser Not Recognized Before you start to use Get-ADUser for Active Directory User Management, you need to first verify that you have all the pre-requisites installed otherwise…