Powershell

Adding users to a group has NEVER been easier!  In Server 2008 R2 using Active Directory Modules you have one dead simple command.

ADD-ADGROUPMEMBER

 

It’s easy, it’s simple, it’s intuitive……

If you have a Security Group in Active Directory called “REALLYIMPORTANTACCESS” and you need to add John.Smith or Mary.Jones to that Group? Well hold onto your seats

 

ADD-ADGROUPMEMBER REALLYIMPORTANTACCESS john.smith,mary.jones

 

DONE!  No headaches.  

Now to REMOVE a User from a Group?  Just as EASY!  If you found later on that “joe.bloe” was in that group?  No problem!

 

REMOVE-ADGROUPMEMBER REALLYIMPORTANTACCESS joe.bloe

 

Easy! And to boot it WARNS you BEFORE it performs the action.  A BUILT IN Safety!

And as always you can pass in variables to this commandlet, alternate credentials, for other domains or pipe in Data from other queries to automate your life!   All this is EASILY doable and repeatable from the comfort of your desktop.

Powershell, IT’S SCRIPTABLY DELICIOUS!

Sean
The Energized Tech