Using PowerShell for Active Directory

IT Pros, want to automate redundant tasks and do it right the first time? Learn how to turn your real-time management and automation scripts into useful reusable tools and cmdlets. Use PowerShell to better create, query, update, delete, and manage your Active Directory. You might be surprised at how straightforward it is. You can even use it for forensic data investigation, learn what was changed and when, and manage your environment in scale.

In this Jump Start training with live Q&A, join renowned experts Ashley McGlone and Jason Helmick for informative deep drills and coding one-liners, plus a fast and fun round of "Challenge the Master." Learn how PowerShell works and how to make it work for you!

Course Outline:

  • ​Introduction to Active Directory PowerShell
  • Working with Users and Groups
  • Querying Active Directory Data
  • Forensic investigations and lockouts
  • Track When Your Data Was Changed
  • Stale Data Cleanup
  • Managing and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
  • Active Directory Recovery
  • Deploying Domain Controllers
  • Related Topics for Active Directory PowerShell
Instructor Team
Ashley McGlone | Microsoft Senior Premier Field Engineer | @GoateePFE

Ashley McGlone, Microsoft Senior Premier Field Engineer supporting Active Directory and PowerShell, is a well-known PowerShell author and instructor, and he's a popular TechNet blogger.

With 15 years in IT, his practical experience gives him great insight as a speaker at industry events. Ashley is a PowerShell Deep Dives chapter author and has been a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) since 1998. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and a Microsoft Certified IT Pro. Ashley started with a Commodore VIC-20 in 1982. Follow him on his blog!

​Jason Helmick | Concentrated Technology Senior Technologist | @theJasonHelmick

Jason Helmick is a Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology, and he is the CFO of He's a PowerShell MVP and the author of Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches.

​As a 25-year IT veteran, he is a popular speaker at industry conferences. He also teaches PowerShell to the IT pro for automating products, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and IIS. Jason is a frequent contributor to magazines, such as TechNet, Redmond, and TechTarget.

Live Event Details
October 29, 2014
8:00am–12:00pm PDT
What: Online virtual classroom with live Q&A
Cost: Free
Audience: Experienced IT Pros

Familiarity with PowerShell and a basic understanding of Active Directory, DNS, and TCP/IP