Most Useful PowerShell Cmdlets for Managing and Securing Active Directory

Previously recorded on September 12, 2019

Active Directory manages access to your organization’s critical business resources, so any breach of security or misconfiguration can prove catastrophic. The free GUI tools provided by Microsoft are good for performing one-off operations but aren’t designed for bulk changes or queries. In this webinar, Russell Smith will show you how to use PowerShell to manage Active Directory and track configuration changes. Jeff Melnick will join him to demonstrate Netwrix solutions that enable you to manage AD even more effectively.  

By the end of the session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Manage AD without logging in to a domain controller
  • Create and manage users, groups and OUs
  • List the GPOs linked to an organizational unit
  • Create a PowerShell script to help secure Active Directory

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Jeff Melnick

Solutions Engineer at Netwrix

Russell Smith

IT Consultant, Contributing Editor of, and Trainer at Pluralsight.

Brad Sams

Executive Editor of &