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Test-ADServiceAccount

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: March 26, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Test-ADServiceAccount

Tests a managed service account from a computer.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Identity
Test-ADServiceAccount [-Identity] <ADServiceAccount> [-AuthType <ADAuthType> {Negotiate | Basic} ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Test-ADServiceAccount cmdlet tests a managed service account (MSA) from a local computer.

The Identity parameter specifies the Active Directory MSA account to test. You can identify a MSA by its distinguished name (DN), GUID, security identifier (SID), or Security Accounts Manager (SAM) account name. You can also set the parameter to a MSA object variable, such as $<localMSA> or pass a MSA object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter. For example, you can use the Get-ADServiceAccount to get a MSA object and then pass that object through the pipeline to the Test-ADServiceAccount cmdlet.

Parameters

-AuthType<ADAuthType>

Specifies the authentication method to use. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- Negotiate or 0
-- Basic or 1

The default authentication method is Negotiate.

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection is required for the Basic authentication method.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.AuthType.Negotiate

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Identity<ADServiceAccount>

Specifies an Active Directory managed service account object by providing one of the following property values. The identifier in parentheses is the LDAP display name for the attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- A Distinguished Name
-- A GUID (objectGUID)
-- A Security Identifier (objectSid)
-- A SAM Account Name (sAMAccountName)

The cmdlet searches the default naming context or partition to find the object. If two or more objects are found, the cmdlet returns a non-terminating error.

This parameter can also get this object through the pipeline or you can set this parameter to an object instance.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • None or Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADServiceAccount

    A managed service account object is received by the Identity parameter.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

This command tests that the specified service account, MSA1, is ready for use, which means thatit is able be authenticated and access the domain using its currently configured credentials, from the local computer.


PS C:\> Test-ADServiceAccount -Identity MSA1
True

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

This command tests results returned if MsaInfoCannotInstall.


PS C:\> Test-ADServiceAccount -Identity MSA1
False
WARNING: Test failed for Managed Service Account MSA. If standalone Managed Service Account, the account is linked to another computer object in the Active Directory. If group Managed Service Account, either this computer does not have permission to use the group MSA or this computer does not support all the Kerberos encryption types required for the gMSA. See the MSA operational log for more information.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

This command tests results returns MsaInfoCanInstall.


PS C:\> Test-ADServiceAccount -Identity MSA1
False
WARNING: The Managed Service Account MSA is not linked with any computer object in the directory.

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