Using Powershell For Active Directory Maintenance

August 29, 2018 / GuidesFor Team

A lot of companies are using Active Directory (AD) for their network access permission. It has evolved from its original form since 1999. Today, we have federations, certificate services, lightweight directories, and biometric authentication.

But if we are talking about its core logic and function, it remains unchanged since its introduction in 1999. Early adopters especially those that are still using Windows Server 2000 / 2003 have been using AD for 15 years.

The question here is after 15 years are the users still the same? is everyone present from  15 years or so ago still working for the same company? Obviously, the answer is no. In a small company, it is easy to check if the user has been completely erased from all the groups/domains that he was added to. In a large company, it’s possible to overlook one or two groups once in a while.

The article talks about using PowerShell to clean up inactive accounts in the AD environment. It elaborates on how to do it, why it works, and the benefits of using it.
-Miyagi Kazuki

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