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On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory. After a little digging I realized my mistake.

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Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform. Posted on February 19, Click on that scirpting you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces.

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In Windows PowerShell 2. For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting

TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties.

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.

I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view. This will list all its scriptingg and methods. Hurry up scriphing that book, Cade. Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks.

Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class. I was simply taking a shortcut. Want to work with open resources?

Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked.

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.


Better ADSI documentation is coming. Here’s how to use them: Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers.

The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change. SharePoint Watch Sign up for our dcripting. In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell.

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