ADSI Scripting Primer

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Scripting Guide

Administering a directory service often involves numerous repetitive tasks such as creating, deleting, and modifying users, groups, organizational units, computers, and other directory resources. Performing these steps manually by using graphical user interface (GUI) tools is time-consuming, tedious, and error prone. A key to reducing time consumption, tedium, and errors when administering a directory is automating repetitive tasks by using scripts.

Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) is the technology that allows you to create custom scripts to administer directories. ADSI-enabled scripts are capable of performing a wide range of administrative tasks involving network directories such as the Active Directory® directory service.

In This Chapter

ADSI Overview

ADSI Scripting Fundamentals

Advanced ADSI Scripting Operations

Active Directory Architecture

ADSI Architecture