Monthly Archives: February 2012

Finding the logon scripts

What logon scripts are in your environment “`nMicrosoft” Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter “(&(objectclass=user)(objectcategory=user)(scriptpath=*))” -Properties *| Format-Table Name, DistinguishedName, ScriptPath -AutoSize “`nAD provider” Get-ChildItem -Filter “(&(objectclass=user)(objectcategory=user)(scriptpath=*))” ` -Path Ad:\”DC=Manticore,DC=org” -Recurse | foreach { $user = [adsi]”LDAP://$($_.DistinguishedName)” $user | select @{N=”Name”; E={$_.name}}, @{N=”DistinguishedName”; E={$_.distinguishedname}}, … Continue reading

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Set user’s logon script

Staying on the profile tab we can also set a logon script $ou = “OU=BlogTests,DC=Manticore,DC=org” “`nMicrosoft” $name = “UserA” Get-ADUser -Identity $name | Set-ADUser -ScriptPath “ls1.cmd” “`nAD provider” $name = “UserB” $dn = “cn=$name,$ou” Set-ItemProperty -Path AD:\$dn -Name scriptpath -Value … Continue reading

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Finding the users home drives

To display the home drive information for your users “`nMicrosoft” Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter “(&(objectclass=user)(objectcategory=user)(homeDirectory=*))” -Properties *| Format-Table Name, DistinguishedName, HomeDirectory, HomeDrive -AutoSize “`nAD provider” Get-ChildItem -Filter “(&(objectclass=user)(objectcategory=user)(homeDirectory=*))” ` -Path Ad:\”DC=Manticore,DC=org” -Recurse | foreach { $user = [adsi]”LDAP://$($_.DistinguishedName)” $user | select @{N=”Name”; … Continue reading

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Setting a users home directory

One task when creating a new user is to set their home directory. This information is on the Profile tab in the lower box. In the GUI we would use the Connect radio button, select a drive letter and supply … Continue reading

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UK PowerShell group–February 2012 recording

The recording, slides and demo scripts from tonight’s PowerShell and SQL Server session are available as a single zip file for download from https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=43CFA46A74CF3E96&id=43CFA46A74CF3E96%212943 The file is created with jzip but any zip handling program should be able to unzip … Continue reading

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Group’s displayname

A question on the forum asked about setting the value for a group’s displayname attribute.  When you first create a group using any of the techniques we have seen earlier the displayname property is not set.  You can set it … Continue reading

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Connecting via SMO to a named instance

A question came up in tonight’s User group session regarding connecting to SQL server instances using SMO If you have just a default instance – just give the server name $server = New-Object -TypeName “Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server” -ArgumentList “W08R2SQl12” If you have … Continue reading

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