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Windows PowerShell™ 2.0: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing Computers

Computers have attributes that you can manage, including names and group memberships. You can add computer accounts to any container or organizational unit (OU) in Active Directory. However, the best containers to use are Computers, Domain Controllers, and any OUs that you’ve created. The standard Windows tool for working with computer accounts is Active Directory Users And Computers. In Windows PowerShell, you have many commands, each with a specific use. Whether you are logged on to a Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or later version of Windows, you can use the techniques discussed in this section to manage computers.

Commands for Managing Computers

Commands you’ll use to manage computers in Windows PowerShell include:

  • Add-Computer ...

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