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View Hidden Folders in Active Directory Users And Computers
Active Directory Users And Computers displays a standard set of folders by default. Here’s a look at using this MMC snap-in and accessing folders that are hidden.
Remote Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell
Get an overview of how to start administering Active Directory from a remote system using Windows PowerShell and Active Directory Administrative Center.
Start Using Cmdlets to Manage Active Directory
The Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell contains 90 cmdlets that can save you a lot of time and help you avoid tedious work. Here’s a short primer to get you started.
Know the Most Useful Active Directory Support Tools
Windows Server 2008 R2 includes numerous support tools for configuring, managing, and troubleshooting Active Directory. Here's a brief overview of some of the most useful support tools.
Know the Key MMC Snap-Ins for Managing Active Directory
Get an overview of the most common Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins you’ll use to manage Active Directory.
Manage Active Directory with Administrative Center and Windows PowerShell
Here’s an overview of how to get started using Active Directory Administrative Center and Windows PowerShell to manage Active Directory in your organization.
Configure Universal Group Membership Caching in Active Directory
Find out how to configure Universal Group Membership Caching in Active Directory to enable faster and more reliable logons.
Enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin (and other New Features)
Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a number of new features for Active Directory, including a new Recycle Bin. Here’s what you need to do before you can start using the Recycle Bin and other new features.
Essential Command-Line Tools for Managing Active Directory
Here’s an overview of 8 tools you should know for managing Active Directory from the command line.