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about_ActiveDirectory 
    Active Directory Module Overview 
 

SHORT DESCRIPTION

    The Active Directory module is a command line interface for managing 
    Active Directory. 
 

LONG DESCRIPTION

    The Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell is for IT 
    Professionals who are administering and interfacing with Active 
    Directory. The Active Directory module provides an efficient way to 
    complete many administrative, configuration, and diagnostic tasks across 
    Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory 
    Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instances in their environments. 
    The Active Directory module includes a set of Windows PowerShell cmdlets 
    and a provider. The provider exposes the Active Directory database 
    through a hierarchical navigation system, which is very similar to the 
    file system. As with drives in a file system, such as C:, you can 
    connect Windows PowerShell drives to Active Directory domains and AD 
    LDS, as well as Active Directory snapshots. 
 
 
  Coverage of Active Directory Module Cmdlets 
    Create, Read, Update, and Delete actions are supported for Active 
    Directory objects by cmdlets such as New-ADUser, 
    Get-ADOrganizationalUnit, Set-ADComputer, and Remove-ADUser. 
 
    Account and Password Policy Management are supported by cmdlets such as 
    Enable-ADAccount, Unlock-ADAccount, New-ADServiceAccount, 
    Set-ADAccountControl, and Remove-ADFineGrainedPasswordPolicy. 
 
    Domain and Forest Management is supported by cmdlets such as 
    Get-ADForest, Set-ADForest, Set-ADForestMode, Enable-ADOptionalFeature, 
    Get-ADDomainController, and Get-ADDomain. 
 
 
    Listing the Active Directory Module Cmdlets 
    To get a list of all of the Active Directory module cmdlets, see 
    get-command -module ActiveDirectory. 
 
 
    Getting Started 
    Getting started with the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell 
    is as easy as clicking the Windows PowerShell icon in the task bar. 
 
    Additionally, you can type any cmdlet from the Active Directory module in any 
    Windows PowerShell prompt and the module will be imported automatically. 
 
    Overview and Conceptual Topics 
    The first two of these topics offer a high level overview of the Active 
    Directory module and the Active Directory Provider. 
 
    For a brief introduction to the Active Directory provider for Windows 
    PowerShell, see ActiveDirectory. 
 
    The following topics are conceptual support topics for the Active 
    Directory module cmdlets. 
 
    For an introduction to the -Identity parameter, which is used by the 
    Active Directory module cmdlets to identify objects in the directory, 
    see about_ActiveDirectory_Identity. 
 
    For an introduction to the -Filter parameter which is used by Active 
    Directory module cmdlets to search for objects in the directory, see 
    about_ActiveDirectory_Filter. 
 
    For an introduction to the .NET Framework-based object model implemented 
    by the Active Directory module, see about_ActiveDirectory_ObjectModel. 
 
 

SEE ALSO

ActiveDirectory
about_ActiveDirectory_Filter
about_ActiveDirectory_Identity
about_ActiveDirectory_ObjectModel