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Longhorn RDP Airlift Slides

Here are the slides I was showing on the Longhorn Airlift AD PowerShell session:


Overall the session went well. I was surprised that a big part of the audience was not that familiar with PowerShell as such but everyone seemed pretty interested and I saw people taking notes during the session.

We used Longhorn Beta 3 for the demos and everything went surprisingly well. I even demoed experimental cmdlets for granular password policies.

P.S. In case you get the DVD and listen to the session or just were there. During the demo I completely forgot to mention that the new-account.ps1 script I was showing while demonstrating the ADSI approach is from Adam Bell. Thanks to Adam for providing that on his blog!

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AD and PowerShell at Longhorn Airlift

I’ve been asked to present at the Microsoft Windows Server “Longhorn” RDP Airlift conference in Seattle on May 16 and needless to say was happy to accept the invitation. This is a great event where you can find enterprise customers participating in Microsoft’s “Longhorn” Rapid Deployment Program – i.e. deploying “Longhorn” beta in their production.

In case you are coming, the session will be on Wednesday, May 16 at 9:00am.

The title is: Managing Active Directory with PowerShell and creating custom administrative consoles (300 Level)

I am thinking of the following agenda:

  1. Quick introduction to PowerShell.
  2. AD management in PowerShell using:
    • ADSI, .NET.
    • AD provider.
    • AD cmdlets.
  3. Showing PowerGUI and custom UIs administrators can create for their own AD management tasks.

During the demos I am thinking of showing of a few AD-specific management tasks such as:

  1. Browsing AD, reporting, statistics.
  2. User account-, group-, OU-management.
  3. Provisioning from CSV files, cloning accounts.
  4. A few Longhorn-specific scenarios – such as granular password policies.

This sounds like a pretty exciting session and a good chance to start enterprises (not just geeks like you and me) thinking about PowerShell.

Any comment/suggestions?

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