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Standard Posted by Jeffery Hicks. For now, Microsoft’s version will have to do.

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. The download zip for the book has also been updated with this change. I was simply taking a shortcut. Here’s how to use them: Don is also a co-founder and President of Trm.

TFMAds wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. On pg there is a function for creating a new computer account in Active Directory.


If the account was to be enabled the original version was setting that value to Posted on February 19, However, when I used that value, Active Directory turned the account really into a user and set its primary group membership to Domain Users. After scriptinf little digging I realized my mistake. The online docs can be found here.

Instead, I was using a user based value for the UserAccountControl. While a computer account ads derived from the user object, there are some subtle distinctions I overlooked.

In Windows PowerShell 2. SharePoint Watch Sign up for our newsletter. This will list all its properties and methods.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting

Hurry up with that book, Cade. I agree to this site’s Privacy Policy. The solution was to set the UserAccountControl to a machine based value of either or Click on IADsResources and you’ll finally see that open resources have a name, lock count, path, user, user path and other properties.

In the meantime, Microsoft does have documentation available. Let’s say you’re interested in the FileService class.


Want to work with open resources? I do wish ADSI were better documented from a scripting point of view. Click on that and you learn that it’s a collection of IADsResource interfaces.

Active Directory Service Interfaces Scripting – Windows applications | Microsoft Docs

Better ADSI documentation is coming. Scriptjng these values the created account ended up in Domain Computers. Don has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, and specializes in the Microsoft business technology platform.

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.