Microsoft PowerShell

(good resource reference sites here)

Essential PowerShell Cmdlets for Managing Active Directory
>> http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/powershell-active-directory-cmdlets,2-801.html

Install Active Directory Management Service for Easy PowerShell Access
>> http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/08/30/install-active-directory-management-service-for-easy-powershell-access.aspx

Windows 7 clients cannot locate the Active Directory Management Gateway Service installed on Windows Server 2008-based domain controllers
(THIS IS when the AD-Module is missing!!!)

The term ‘Get-ADUser’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

If the ActiveDirectory module is present add

import-module activedirectory
before your code.

To check if exist try:

get-module -listavailable
ActiveDirectory module is default present in windows server 2008 R2.


Find Users with Get-ADUser



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