By default, the Active Directory Powershell management tools are not installed on Windows Servers. Commandlets are instead installed when the Active Directory Domain Controller role is added. However, you can install them even without installing the role. To do so, open Server Manager and go to Add and Remove Roles and Features. Don’t add any Roles, instead skip to add features. Then open Remote Server Administration Tools and then Role Administration Tools. From there expand on AD DS and AD LDS Tools and then highlight the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell.
Once enabled, click Next through the end of the wizard. Once the wizard is complete, open Powershell and use the following command:
Once you’ve imported the Active Directory modules, let’s test it by creating a user with the new-aduser commandlet, as follows (assuming a name of krypted):
new-aduser -name krypted
krypted April 5th, 2014
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