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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 adsj resources.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting

In Windows PowerShell sscripting. Want to work with open resources? Better ADSI documentation is coming. While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked.

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. TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services.


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In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. SharePoint Watch Sign up for our newsletter. After a little digging I realized my mistake.

Click scripging that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces. The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting – Windows applications | Microsoft Docs

This will list all its properties and methods. I was simply taking a shortcut. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy.

I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view. Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. The online docs can be found here. Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform. Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a scgipting based value of either or On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory.



Here’s how to aesi them: Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl. However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users.

If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do.

Posted on February 19, Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class. Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell. Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties.

Hurry up with that book, Cade.