Chapter 7. Working with Active Directory

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Make a connection into Active Directory

  • Understand the use of ADSI providers

  • Understand how to work with Active Directory namespaces

  • Create organizational units in Active Directory

  • Create users in Active Directory

  • Create groups in Active Directory

  • Modify both users and groups in Active Directory

Network management in the Windows world begins and ends with Active Directory. In this chapter, we cover the user life cycle from a scripting and Active Directory perspective. You will learn how to create organizational units (OUs), users, groups, and computer accounts. We then describe how to modify the users and groups, and finally how to delete the user account. Along ...

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