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I was simply taking a shortcut. Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or This will list all its properties and methods. Our savvy and sharp-eyed reader noticed that when he ran the function the computer account was created but that it ended up belonging to Domain Users as opposed to Domain Computers.
Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting
After a little digging I realized my mistake. Click on that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces. I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view.
In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked.
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Hurry up with that book, Cade. A note says, “To access active sessions or open resources used by the file service, you must go through the IADsFileServiceOperations interface to retrieve sessions or resources. However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users.
In Windows PowerShell 2. Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform.
Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell. Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl. The online docs can be found here. Posted on February 19, Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties. Adwi Watch Sign up for our newsletter.
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Here’s how to use them: The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change. Want to work with open resources?
If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks. On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory. Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class.
Better ADSI documentation is coming.