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SharePoint Watch Sign up for our scriptjng. Click on that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces. Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class.

The online docs can be found here. Better ADSI documentation is coming. On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory. After a little digging I realized my mistake. A note says, “To access active tfj or open resources used by the file service, you must go through the IADsFileServiceOperations interface to retrieve sessions or resources. However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned sfripting account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users.

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Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties.

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Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy.

While a computer account scriptng derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked. For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do. TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or Here’s how to use them: Our savvy aesi 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.

In Windows PowerShell 2. In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting tf value to I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view.


Hurry up with that book, Cade. Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl.

The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change. Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks. This will list all its properties and methods. Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform.

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Want to work with open resources? Posted on February 19, I was simply taking a shortcut. Don is also a co-founder and President of PowerShell.

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