Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More Training Questions: Connect to different domain

At a recent internal PowerShell training session, I was asked how to connect to a different domain. Following are a couple ways to accomplish this (using Quest cmdlets or the ActiveDirectory Module):

# Quest cmdlets
Add-PSSnapin Quest.ActiveRoles.ADManagement
$cred = Get-Credential 'ExtDomain.Local\FatBeard'
Connect-QADService -Service ExtDomain.Local -Cred $cred


# Active Directory Module
Import-Module ActiveDirectory
New-PSDrive –Name ExtDomain
–PSProvider ActiveDirectory
–Server ExtDomain.Local
–credential (Get-Credential ‘ExtDomain.Local\FatBeard’)
–root ‘//RootDSE/’

Get-ADUser -filter *


1 comment:

John J. Kavanagh said...

Nice post. I have been contemplating writing a post of just why I think the Quest AD cmdlets are easier to use, especially when learning Powershell.