PRE2 Tutorial: Automating Active Directory Tasks in Server 2008 R2

October 18th, 2010

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Prerequisite: None

Mark Minasi

IT Consultant, Author, Speaker


Still administering your Active Directory the repetitive, click-and-drag way? Lighten your workload with Windows Server 2008 R2's new PowerShell cmdlets. With these new cmdlets, you can often convert a task that once required a few hundred clicks -- or two days of VBScripting -- into just a few commands. What's that you say, you don't know PowerShell? No need to worry, as this talk tosses in enough PowerShell basics to enable anyone comfortable with Active Directory to get productive with the AD PoSH cmdlets in no time.

What's that you say, PowerShell doesn't look that exciting and so you're going to skip it? Well, if you do that, you'll miss out on a couple of R2's coolest new AD features, the AD Recycle Bin and managed service accounts, both of which are basically impossible to use without some PowerShell. Look, when it comes to PowerShell, resistance is futile, so why not let veteran AD expert and explainer extraordinaire Mark Minasi take you an easy-to-follow trip through R2's new cmdlets? We guarantee that every attendee will scratch his or her head and say, "hey, I could use that!" at least once!