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New Training: Manage Active Directory with PowerShell 7

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 2, 2021

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson teaches you how to manage Active Directory (AD) objects by using PowerShell 7. Learn how to reset a password, how to set user details, how to work with groups, and more. Watch this new Microsoft Windows Server training.

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This training includes:

  • 6 videos

  • 26 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Active Directory, the SysAdmin's Home

  • Hello, World! Reset a Password

  • Getting and Setting User Details

  • Working with Groups

  • The AD:\ PSDrive

  • Summarizing AD Operations

Why Use Groups in Active Directory?

Defining groups with common privileges and rights is often easier than specifying rights and privileges for each user. Active Directory supports two basic types of groups: distribution groups and security groups.

Distribution groups are used for email distribution. Any email addressed to a distribution group is automatically sent to every member of the group.

Security groups are used to assign rights and permissions to a group of employees. Security groups are often set up to mirror organizational units. A security group for Finance department employees, for example, could be given access privileges to financial information not available to the rest of the workforce. A security group of software developers would have access right to the development and testing environments.

Rather than assigning rights and privileges to each employee in these roles, the sysadmin merely needs to add and delete group members as employees join and leave the various teams.

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