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Disable-ADOptionalFeature

Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Disables an Active Directory optional feature.

SYNTAX

Disable-ADOptionalFeature [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [-AuthType <ADAuthType>] [-Credential <PSCredential>]
 [-Identity] <ADOptionalFeature> [-PassThru] [-Scope] <ADOptionalFeatureScope> [-Server <String>]
 [-Target] <ADEntity> [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Disable-ADOptionalFeature disables an Active Directory optional feature that is associated with a particular domain mode or forest mode.

The Identity parameter specifies the Active Directory optional feature that you want to disable. You can identify an optional feature by its distinguished name, feature GUID, or object GUID. You can also set the parameter to an optional feature object variable, such as $<localOptionalFeatureObject> or you can pass an optional feature object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter. For example, you can use the Get-ADOptionalFeature cmdlet to retrieve an optional feature object and then pass the object through the pipeline to the Disable-ADOptionalFeature cmdlet.

The Scope parameter specifies the scope at which the optional feature is disabled.

The Target parameter specifies the domain or forest on which the optional feature is disabled. You can identify the domain or forest by its fully-qualified domain name (FQDN), NetBIOS name, or the distinguished name of the domain naming context.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Disable a feature for a NetBIOS target

PS C:\> Disable-ADOptionalFeature -Identity 'Feature 1' -Scope ForestOrConfigurationSet -Target 'fabrikam' -Server DC1

This command disables the optional feature named Feature 1 for the forest that has the NetBIOS name fabrikam. This operation should be performed against the domain controller that holds the naming flexible single master operations (FSMO) role.

Example 2: Disable a feature by distinguished name

PS C:\> Disable-ADOptionalFeature -Identity 'CN=Feature 1,CN=Optional Features,CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=fabrikam,DC=com' -Scope ForestOrConfigurationSet -Target 'fabrikam.com' -Server DC1

This command disables the optional feature that has the distinguished name CN=Feature 1,CN=Optional Features,CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=fabrikam,DC=com, for the forest named fabrikam.com. This operation should be performed against the domain controller that holds the naming FSMO role.

Example 3: Disable a feature by GUID

PS C:\> Disable-ADOptionaFeature -Identity '54ec6e43-75a8-445b-aa7b-346a1e096659' -Scope Domain -Target 'DC=fabrikam,DC=com' -Server DC1

This command disables the optional feature that has the GUID 54ec6e43-75a8-445b-aa7b-346a1e096659 for the domain with the distinguished name DC=ntdev,DC=fabrikam,DC=com. This operation should be performed against the domain controller that holds the naming master FSMO role.

Example 4: Disable a feature for an AD LDS instance

PS C:\> Disable-ADOptionalFeature -Identity 'Feature 1' -Scope ForestOrConfigurationSet -Target 'CN=Configuration,CN={0241853A-6BBF-48AA-8AE0-9C35D0C91B7B}' -Server server1:50000

This command disables the optional feature Feature 1 for the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance that has the distinguished name CN=Configuration,CN={0241853A-6BBF-48AA-8AE0-9C35D0C91B7B}. This operation should be performed against the AD LDS instance that holds the naming master FSMO role.

PARAMETERS

-AuthType

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.

Type: ADAuthType
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 
Accepted values: Negotiate, Basic

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Credential

Specifies the user account credentials to use to perform this task. The default credentials are the credentials of the currently logged on user unless the cmdlet is run from an Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell provider drive. If the cmdlet is run from such a provider drive, the account associated with the drive is the default.

To specify this parameter, you can type a user name, such as User1 or Domain01\User01 or you can specify a PSCredential object. If you specify a user name for this parameter, the cmdlet prompts for a password.

You can also create a PSCredential object by using a script or by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. You can then set the Credential parameter to the PSCredential object.

If the acting credentials do not have directory-level permission to perform the task, Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell returns a terminating error.

Type: PSCredential
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Identity

Specifies an Active Directory optional feature object by providing one of the following values. The identifier in parentheses is the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) display name for the attribute. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • FQDN
  • Feature GUID (featureGUID)
  • Object GUID (objectGUID)

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 optional feature object instance.

Type: ADOptionalFeature
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Scope

Specifies the scope at which the feature is enabled or disabled. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Domain or 0
  • Forest or 1
Type: ADOptionalFeatureScope
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 
Accepted values: Unknown, ForestOrConfigurationSet, Domain

Required: True
Position: 2
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Server

Specifies the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) instance to connect to, by providing one of the following values for a corresponding domain name or directory server. The service may be any of the following: Active Directory Lightweight Domain Services, Active Directory Domain Services or Active Directory snapshot instance.

Specify the Active Directory Domain Services instance in one of the following ways:

Domain name values:

  • FQDN
  • NetBIOS name

Directory server values:

  • Fully qualified directory server name
  • NetBIOS name
  • Fully qualified directory server name and port

The default value for this parameter is determined by one of the following methods in the order that they are listed:

  • By using the Server value from objects passed through the pipeline
  • By using the server information associated with the Active Directory Domain Services Windows PowerShell provider drive, when the cmdlet runs in that drive
  • By using the domain of the computer running Windows PowerShell
Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Target

Specifies the domain or forest in which to modify the optional feature. You can identify the target domain or forest by providing one of the following values:

  • FQDN of the forest or domain
  • NetBIOS name of the forest or domain
  • Distinguished name of the domain naming context

The following example shows how to set this parameter to a domain naming context.

-Target "DC=corp,DC=Fabrikam,DC=com"

Type: ADEntity
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 3
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADOptionalFeature

An optional feature object is received by the Identity parameter.

OUTPUTS

None

NOTES

  • This cmdlet does not work with an Active Directory snapshot.
  • This cmdlet does not work with a read-only domain controller.

Enable-ADOptionalFeature

Get-ADOptionalFeature

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