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The online docs can be found here.

Posted on February 19, SharePoint Watch Sign up for our newsletter. However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users. I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view.

The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or Want to work with open resources?

This will list all its properties and methods. Don is also scirpting co-founder and President of PowerShell. Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl. If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to In Windows PowerShell 2.


For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do.

Using these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. Better ADSI documentation is coming.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting

I was simply taking a shortcut. Hurry up with that book, Cade.

Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open dcripting have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties. TFMI wrote a short chapter on managing directory services.

While a computer account is derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked. Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class.

ADSI Scripting: Tfm – Cade Fassett – Google Books

In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. Here’s how to use them: I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy. The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change. Our savvy and sharp-eyed reader noticed that when he ran the function the computer account was created but that it ended up belonging to Domain Users as opposed to Domain Computers. On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory. Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks.



Click on that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces. After a little digging I realized my mistake. Don has more than two decades of ads in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform.

A note says, “To access active sessions or open resources used by the file service, you must go through the IADsFileServiceOperations interface to retrieve sessions or resources.

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