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.
-Tombstoneparameter 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
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
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. 😉