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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. Scriptiing has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform.

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Better ADSI documentation is coming. If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to Click on that and you sripting that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces.


TFMI wrote a tf, chapter on managing directory services. While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked. Hurry up with that book, Cade. Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class. Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers.

This will list all its properties and methods. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy. I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point tfn view. The online docs can be found here. In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available.

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Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a sscripting, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties. For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or In Windows PowerShell 2.

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After a little digging I realized my mistake. However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users.


I was simply taking a shortcut. Our savvy and sharp-eyed reader noticed that when he ran the function the computer account was created but that it ended up tfn to Domain Users as opposed to Domain Computers. SharePoint Watch Sign up for our newsletter. Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl. Standard Posted by Adsu Hicks.

The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change. Here’s how to use them: Posted on February 19, On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory.