How to install and import PowerShell active directory module

The following script will import Active Directory module which is required for Active Directory related commands

Powershell script

Import-module ActiveDirectory;

Once this script is executed, it is possible manage domains and objects in Active Directory and retrieve information about the objects. The PowerShell module is a part of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) in all Windows desktop operating systems. It is easier to install the PowerShell Module on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 compared to other Windows versions. On Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016, the PowerShell module is installed as a separate feature. Using the command: Get-Command –module ActiveDirectory, it is possible to get a complete list of available Active Directory cmdlets. The PowerShell module for AD can also be installed using PowerShell by executing the following script: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-AD-PowerShell

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