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Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks. In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do. I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view.

Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform. Hurry up with that book, Cade. Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl.


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Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell. Let’s scrpting you’re interested in the FileService class. This will list all its properties and methods. In Windows PowerShell 2. 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.

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Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see scriptihg open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties. SharePoint Watch Sign up for our newsletter.

The online docs can be found here. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory. Want to work with open 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.


The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting

Posted on February 19, Click on that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces. Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers.

After a little digging I realized my mistake. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy.

Here’s how to use them: Better ADSI documentation is coming. 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.

I scirpting simply taking a shortcut.

While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked. TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services.