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PowerShell and WMI by Foreword by Ed Wilson, Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 14. Users and security

 

This chapter covers
  • Working with local users and groups
  • Discovering antimalware software status
  • Testing firewall state
  • Listing firewall settings

 

If it wasn’t for the users we wouldn’t have our jobs. Sometimes it may seem that the users cause all our problems, but they’re an essential part of the IT environment. Honest! In this chapter, we’ll focus on administrating user accounts and also on security, related both to user accounts and external threats.

The majority of the user administration in a Windows environment occurs through Active Directory. The WMI connector for Active Directory is deprecated in Windows Server 8. Active Directory administration is best performed using the PowerShell cmdlets. However ...

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