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Better ADSI documentation is coming. However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users. This will list all its properties and methods. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy.

I do wcripting ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view. On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory.

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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. The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to Hfm a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked.


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Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, avsi specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform. 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. Want to work with open resources? Posted on February 19, Hurry up with that book, Cade. In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties.

I was simply taking a shortcut. Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. Click on tfmm and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces. Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks.

TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. In Windows PowerShell 2.

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The online docs can be found here. Here’s how to use them: After a little digging I realized asi mistake. Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class. For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do. Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell.


Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl.

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