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March 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

Hi gang... very new to powershell here... Is there a way when making a change from Active Directory users and computers for the equivalent output of that change to show in powershell somehow? For example, I just created a group in AD Users and Computers.... Would like to see that output from the gui to powershell. Also, I want to now add that group to servers for remote access, but again, not sure how to do it in powershell.... Looking for a tool that can take my gui changes and since its all powershell under the hood, would like to see what the equivalent powershell commands are?

Thanks!

March 23, 2015 at 9:56 am

In AD Users and Computers, no. If you use the newer AD Administrative Center console, though, then yes! It's actually written on top of PowerShell, and you can see / export the commands that are associated with anything you do in the GUI.

March 23, 2015 at 10:02 am

This is great! Just opened up the Admin Center, but is there a specific window I need to goto to see the commands? Thanks so much!

March 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

According to the documentation I linked, there should be a pane called "Windows PowerShell History" at the bottom of the screen that you can expand.