AD Clean up with Powershell for Beginners.

The questions and answers were developed straight from Microsoft Technet and I have included the link.

Active Directory Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell™ is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional introduces the 76 Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you can use to manage and administer the Active Directory® directory service and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617195.aspx

The purpose of this crossword was to hopefully introduce some reluctant Administrators to Powershell, especially those that administer Active Directory (AD).

You do not have to be a NASCAR or INDY racer to realize the benefits of being able to drive a car, so what are you waiting for when it comes to learning Powershell?  Powershell will be a mandatory requirement in the very near future, if it is not already in your area.

If you find that Powershell can (will) make your life much easier, then I would highly suggest these links to open your mind and your world to Powershell.

Mark Minasi – Mark Minasi is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro, an MCSE, and the author of more than 30 books, including Mastering Windows Server 2008 R2 (Sybex). He writes and speaks around the world about Windows networking.
http://www.minasi.com/forum/default.asp

Find Users with Get-ADUser – http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/windows-power-tools/getaduser-determine-logged-141189

The Lonely Administrator – Jeffery Hicks

I am certified Microsoft professional, a Microsoft MVP and an IT veteran with almost 20 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Windows server technologies.   http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/

As mentioned – Add WhatIf Support to Your PowerShell Scripts Posted on December 2, 2011 by Jeffery Hicks http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/2011/12/add-whatif-support-to-your-powershell-scripts/

Concentrated Technology is the brainchild of IT gurus Don Jones and Greg Shields. We offer a number of different products and services, depending on which part of the IT industry you work in.   http://www.concentratedtech.com/

MSFT Scripting Guys – Ed Wilson
Ed is the Microsoft Scripting Guy. He is an expert on scripting technology such as PowerShell, VBScript and WMI. He is the author of over a dozen books.
http://www.scriptingguys.com

Claus Nielsen – Microsoft Powershell MVP

Blog: http://xipher.dk     Public Profile: http://dk.linkedin.com/pub/claus-nielsen/1/2ab/9b1

On the Group Policy / Powershell side of things Jeremy Moskowitz  and Darren Mar-Elia are a MUST reads.

I have included both the crossword puzzles and their answer keys.

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AD Clean up with Powershell 1 of 4 KEY

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AD Clean up with Powershell 2 of 4 KEY

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