Home Data Center Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.0!!

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.0!!

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.0!!

Just over two years ago, I released V1.0 of the Active Directory (AD) documentation script. That script was written to help me document the multiple AD environments for a customer. That customer allowed me to reach out to the community to test the script and add ideas of what should be documented. After the script was complete, that customer allowed me to release the script to the community. Now two years later, I have finally added HTML and Text output along with a lot of bug fixes and enhancement requests.

Back in July, for my employer Choice Solutions, I worked on a Greenfield AD project. I did not have access to a domain joined computer with Microsoft Word installed. I took that as the impetus to finally get around to adding HTML output. Two years ago I had a list of enhancements people asked for in the original script. I pulled out that list of enhancements, added almost all of them and added requests from several of the hard-working and dedicated testers. There were some script enhancement requests that became their own scripts, like the DHCP and DNS scripts, and Microsoft already has a PowerShell cmdlet to get reports for one or more Group Policies.

I believe I added all the enhancement requests submitted by the testers.

I want to thank the 55 testers who helped test this script and make it better for the community. We started on this script on 20-Jul-2016 and the last update went out on 21-Sep-2016. In those 64 days, 32 updates were released. Several testers, who reported specific bugs, were sent numerous private updates until they were satisfied the bugs they reported were fixed. In all, there were probably well over 75 updates to the script in 64 days. It felt like a lot more than 64 days passed in working on this script.

Read the entire article here, Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.0

via Carl Webster

Carl Webster Carl Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions, with over 38 years of IT experience, based in the Nashville, TN area. Webster has been working with application and desktop virtualization since 1990 and with Active Directory since 2001. Webster travels the world doing XenApp, XenDesktop, HP Moonshot and Active Directory projects. He holds the prestigious Citrix Technology Professional designation.

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:


White Papers

    Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

    Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]


      Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

      Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

      On-Demand Webinars

        What’s Going on in EUC Printing – A Technical Deep Dive!

        The IGEL Community and ThinPrint invite you to watch the following technical deep dive webinar. The agenda is to technically bring you up to speed on what’s going on in the EUC Printing space today along with a deep dive into new methods, technologies, printing scenarios and a discussion on why printing still matters. You […]

        Latest Videos

          Views All IT News on DABCC.com
          Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
          Win big $$, visit ITBaller.com for more info!

          Visit Our Sponsors