PowerShell cmdlets for Active Directory now have a UI!
Andrei from the Active Directory cmdlets team has just published his PowerGUI pack for their AD cmdlets.
It is a neat UI with the AD management functionality you would expect (getting users, groups, computers, modifying properties, getting/changing group membership, browsing OUs, etc.):
What’s cool is that as usual with PowerGUI at any time you can switch to the PowerShell Code tab and see all the code behind whatever you do in UI.
Some of the functionality is already pretty unique (e.g. there’s an option to get recursive group membership so you can see all the members of a group even when they actually reside in subgroups.)
I’ll blog about it more when I have time and hopefully will shoot a flash demo similar to the one we have for MOM.
Installing the pack is fairly straight-forward:
1. Get the latest release of PowerGUI from http://PowerGUI.org.
2. Get the AD cmdlets from Quest’s site (free but requires registration).
3. Go to http://PowerGUI.org and download the Active Directory PowerPack from the library. Then follow the pack’s instructions to import it into PowerGUI.