What’s New in AD cmdlets 1.4

Don’t get confused by the version number – this is a major update to the free QAD cmdlets adding significant new functionality and making Active Directory management from PowerShell easier than ever before.

Here is a quick list of what is new in this release.

You can read more about each cmdlet and parameter by following the corresponding links – or waiting till I blog about all the new functionality throughout the coming weeks.

32 new cmdlets!

Certificate and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) management

Email address management

Auxiliary cmdlets for Progress Bar and Inactive Account Reporting

20 New Parameters

Parameters Added for Cmdlets
ExpiredFor

Inactive

InactiveFor

NotLoggedOnFor

PasswordNotChangedFor

Get-QADUser
Inactive

InactiveFor

NotLoggedOnFor

PasswordNotChangedFor

Get-QADComputer
PrimaryProxyAddress

ProxyAddress

SecondaryProxyAddress

Get-QADObject

Get-QADGroup

Get-QADUser

ShowProgress

ProgressThreshold

Activity

Get-QADComputer

Get-QADGroup

Get-QADGroupMember

Get-QADManagedObject

Get-QADMemberOf

Get-QADObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Get-QADUser

Get-QARSAccessTemplate

Get-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Get-QARSWorkflowDefinition

Disabled

Enabled

KeepForeignSecurityPrincipals

Get-QADGroupMember
ResolveForeignSecurityPrincipals Get-QADObject
Control Add-QADGroupMember

Add-QADMemberOf

Add-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Deprovision-QADUser

Disable-QADComputer

Disable-QADUser

Enable-QADComputer

Enable-QADUser

Get-QADComputer

Get-QADGroup

Get-QADGroupMember

Get-QADManagedObject

Get-QADMemberOf

Get-QADObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObject

Get-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Get-QADUser

Get-QARSAccessTemplate

Get-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Get-QARSWorkflowDefinition

Move-QADObject

New-QADComputer

New-QADGroup

New-QADObject

New-QADPasswordSettingsObject

New-QADUser

New-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Publish-QARSGroup

Remove-QADGroupMember

Remove-QADMemberOf

Remove-QADObject

Remove-QADPasswordSettingsObjectAppliesTo

Remove-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Rename-QADObject

Reset-QADComputer

Restore-QADDeletedObject

Set-QADComputer

Set-QADGroup

Set-QADObject

Set-QADUser

Set-QARSAccessTemplateLink

Unlock-QADUser

Unpublish-QARSGroup

SearchRoot parameter now accepting arrays

This lets you retrieve objects from multiple containers with one call. The change affects the following cmdlets:

  • Get-QADComputer
  • Get-QADGroup
  • Get-QADObject
  • Get-QADPasswordSettingsObject
  • Get-QADUser
  • Get-QARSAccessTemplate
  • Get-QARSAccessTemplateLink
  • Get-QARSWorkflowDefinition
  • Summary

    To get full list of all QAD cmdlets please see AD cmdlets online reference.

    Download AD cmdlets 1.4 here and let us know what you think.

    13 Responses to “What’s New in AD cmdlets 1.4”


    1. 1 Jason Archer July 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      The syntax on the Wiki is hard to read for cmdlets that have multiple parameter sets. You should look into cleaning it up a bit. 🙂

      • 2 Dmitry Sotnikov July 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm

        Jason, do you mean the Syntax section? Which of the wiki pages were you looking at? Any specific suggestions?

        • 3 Dmitry Sotnikov July 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm

          I’ve found an example of that. It looks like indeed syntax for different parametersets was merged into one big line. I have modified the script to insert linebreaks. Should be better now. Check out the updated wiki pages and let me know if you have any additional suggestions.

    2. 4 Dave Stone July 17, 2010 at 2:19 am

      Did you fix the memory leak?

      • 5 Dmitry Sotnikov July 17, 2010 at 2:25 am

        Dave,

        I know that some memory leaks were fixed but it is hard to say whether we are talking about the same issue.

        Please provide a link to the corresponding thread on the support forum.

        Dmitry

    3. 8 Anonymous August 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

      I have been working with the new searchroot parameter and found that the documentation does not mention working with arrays.


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