First look at PowerShell 3.0 Active Directory Deployment Cmdlets. Gone is DCPROMO, instead PowerShell!
A Quick first look at all the PowerShell 3.0 Cmdlets. PowerShell 3.0 comes with 25 new Cmdlets, and only a handful have aliases. If you would like to checkout PowerShell 3.0, download the Windows 8 Developer Preview here. Have fun!
Ever want to send an email with PowerShell? Well now you can! Simply add the code below to the end of a PowerShell script. PowerShell will then use the Net.Mail.SmtpClient object to send the email. That’s it! Don’t forget to but in your appropriate information.
With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft released a Windows PowerShell module for managing Active Directory. To be able to use the PowerShell module you must have at least one domain controller running Windows Server 2008 R2, or at least one domain controller running Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 with the Active Directory Management Gateway Service installed. The PowerShell module is also available in Windows 7 as part of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).