Active Directory Module, book?

This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Frank Tucker 3 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #74799

    Frank Tucker
    Participant

    Any opinions on what currently is the best reference book for using poweshell with active directory?

  • #74802

    Don Jones
    Keymaster

    For me? The help files that go with the module 😉 and a solid understanding of how AD works under the hood.

  • #74803

    js
    Participant

    There's a video here with the smart Ashley McGlone. Although it's more for the one running the controller. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ashleymcglone/2016/04/01/powershell-video-training-from-microsoft/

  • #74812

    Frank Tucker
    Participant

    All my experience has been with small office/s with 12-60 users and maybe two DC/s. I plan to apply for a job as a sys admin that stated " Familiarity with Powershell active directory module is a MUST". I have have never used powershell for AD with the small medical offices I deal with.

    All the cmdlets names seem to match what I have done for years with the GUI. With a OU site map, help, whatIF, and a little practice on my home lab I think I'll excel at this position. Thanks Mr. Jones, much respect!

    I for sure have watched some videos from Mr. McGlore! I'll watch a few again before an interview (if I can get one)

    • #74814

      js
      Participant

      Also in Active Directory Administrative Center, you can enable a box at the bottom that shows the powershell code that's run with each mouse click.

  • #74911

    Richard Siddaway
    Moderator

    try Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches

    https://www.manning.com/books/learn-active-directory-management-in-a-month-of-lunches

    It'll take you through from scratch -covering users, groups, OUs, Group Policy, Managing DCs, Sites, Subnets, Site links, replication etc.

    To be 100% open – I wrote it

  • #74921

    Frank Tucker
    Participant

    Mr. Siddaway I looked at the two free chapters and it's a nice book for a windows AD newbie. I have installed and supported every version of server starting with 3.51, but only with small numbers of mostly static users.

    I still have a copy of 3.51 on disk if anyone wants one?

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