New episode of PowerScripting podcast

Episode 9 of PowerScripting podcast is out. It’s been a while since I mentioned it on the blog – but it is really a great way to get synced on the latest developments in the PowerShell community.

See the PowerScripting web site for information on what’s in the podcast. It does include a few topics related to this blog: namely, the PowerShell namespaces debate and Jonathan’s story on using AD cmdlets to copy user accounts to another domain (could be useful when creating test environments).

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3 Responses to “New episode of PowerScripting podcast”

  1. 1 Jonathan Walz October 1, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Dmitry,

    Thanks for mentioning the podcast again. It really helps to get the word out. I have a question for you. Would it be possible for New-QADUser to attempt to map it’s parameters from matching properties of the input object? This would allow me to do something like:

    Connect-QADService -service ‘’
    $users – GetQADUser -SearchRoot ‘OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=dev’
    Connect-QADService -service ‘domain.tst’
    $users | new-qaduser

    instead of having to do something like:

    Connect-QADService -service ‘’
    $users – GetQADUser -SearchRoot ‘OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=dev’
    Connect-QADService -service ‘domain.tst’
    $users | %{new-qaduser -name $_.Name -ParentContainer ‘OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=tst’ -SamAccountName $_.LogonName -description $_.description -displayname $_.DisplayName -firstName $_.firstname -lastname $_.lastname -UserPrincipalName $}

    Thank you for all of your work on this project the Quest AD cmdlets are a huge help to me.


  2. 2 dmitrysotnikov October 1, 2007 at 3:12 pm


    I think it is a great feature request. We are finalizing 1.0 now and will then start working on the feature set for 1.1 so requests like this one come at a good time!

    To your question – this actually can be done already with a PowerShell script. If you install PowerGUI and import the Active Directory pack from PowerGUI library, check out the “Create from CSV file” action on the Users node – it looks like it does what you need. You can see the code if you look the action’s properties.


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