Others may already know this. But this HAS to be shared!
When you use the Quest Active Roles Management shell for Powershell you get a bunch of really cool Cmdlets that make life as an Administrator beautiful.
Up to this point if I wanted to manage a different domain I have been doing this
(A windows Appears and I type in the DOMAIN\UserID and password for the Domain I’m trying to Administer.
CONNECT-QADSERVICE –service ‘fqdn.contoso.local:389’ –credential $CRED
(Connect to foreign Domain DC)
(or OTHER Quest Cmdlet)
My problem has been I’m writing a script / module that can just “switch domains” so I can run the Cmdlets without a headache. Because I need to switch domains on the fly. I also want to have OTHER admins (independant of me) use this same module to their own advantage.
Now I learned all about_scopes in Powershell but when I did a “CONNECT-QADSERVICE” in the module. It would work but immediately drop back to whatever the local scope was before the module.
Then I found out I can just connect to the DC DIRECTLY in the GET-QADUSER CmdLet!
GET-QADUSER –service ‘fqdn.contoso.local:389’ –credential $CRED
I’ll post the module later on today so you can see what I was after!
Oh this is COOL!
The Energized Tech