Archive for April 9th, 2009

AD cmdlets 1.2 available for download!

The latest version of Quest’s free AD cmdlets (aka QAD cmdlets) are finally available for download.

In addition to numerous bugfixes improvements based on community feedback, there are quite a few new features and cmdlets, including:

  • Get-QADMemberOf – Retrieve group memberships of a particular object in Active Directory. Supported are both Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).
  • Get-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo – Retrieve Password Settings objects that match the specified conditions. Active Directory version of Windows Server 2008 or later is required.
  • -Tombstone parameter for Get-QAD* cmdlets to let you find deleted objects.
  • Restore-QADDeletedObject – Undelete objects in Active Directory by restoring tombstones back into normal objects. This cmdlet requires an Active Directory domain controller running Windows Server 2003 or later.
  • Get-QAD* cmdlets’ new parameters to filter objects by their modification or creation date.
  • New parameters for Get-QADGroupMember to search by type, name, display name, description (!), or any custom attributes.
  • New parameters for any Get-QAD* cmdlets to search by group membership.
  • Strongly typed parameters for Get-QADPasswordSettingObject.

For the happy users of our commercial ActiveRoles Server platform there are additional features providing for convenient work with AD change history and approvals:

  • Get-QARSOperation – Retrieve operation records from ActiveRoles Server. Each operation record represents a certain change request, whether pending or completed, in ActiveRoles Server.
  • Get-QARSApprovalTask – Retrieve approval task records from ActiveRoles Server. Each approval task record represents a task,whether pending or completed, to approve or reject a certain change request in ActiveRoles Server.
  • Approve-QARSApprovalTask – Apply the Approve resolution on approval tasks for which you are assigned to the Approver role in
    ActiveRoles Server.
  • Reject-QARSApprovalTask – Apply the Reject resolution on approval tasks for which you are assigned to the Approver role in ActiveRoles Server.

I will probably spend next couple of weeks going into these exciting new features in detail – but for now the administrator’s guide and get-help are your friends. 😉

Download the new AD cmdlets and let us know what you think!

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