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Installing PowerShell Active Directory Module for Windows 8.1

Posted by kiquenet en 21 enero 2015

STEP 1.) Download and install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39296

STEP 2.) For x64, install Windows8.1-KB2693643-x64.msu

STEP 3.) Active Feature

Select AD DS and AD LDS Tools and then select Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell.

To turn off specific tools

  1. On the desktop, hover in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click Settings.
  2. On the Desktop menu, click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs, and then in Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off.
  4. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools, and then expand either Role Administration Tools or Feature Administration Tools.
  5. Clear the check boxes for any tools that you want to turn off. Click OK, and then close Control Panel.

STEP 4.)
Open a PowerShell prompt and type PS C:\> Get-Module –ListAvailable.

STEP 5.)

To ensure the Active Directory Module is present, using PowerShell type PS C:> Import-Module ActiveDirectory.

NOTE: You will need to do this for every PowerShell session.

If you wish to have the Active Directory Module automatically loaded any time you run PowerShell, prepare a shortcut with the following content: %windir%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -noexit -command import-module ActiveDirectory

STEP 6.)

PS C:> Get-ADGroupMember "MY CUSTOM GROUP IN AD" | select name

Appenders:

Installation and Uninstallation of MSU in silent mode
http://msiworld.blogspot.com.es/2012/04/silent-install-and-uninstall-of-msu.html

MSU are the Microsoft Update files.
You can easily install the MSU file silently without reboot with the following command line:
wusa.exe Windows6.1-KB123456-x86.msu /quiet /norestart
To Uninstall it Silently you need to follow this simple procedure:
1) Run this command:
expand c:\temp\Windows6.0-KB123456-x86.msu –F:Windows6.0-KB123456-x86.xml c:\temp
2) This will create an XML file in temp folder as per the name above.
Edit this xml in notepad.
3)Find the assemblyidentity tag. Then, note the values of the following attributes:

  • The name attribute
  • The publickeytoken attribute
  • The processArchitecture attribute
  • The version attribute

4) Use the below command to uninstall the MSU from your machine.
start /w pkgmgr /up:name~publickeytoken~processArchitecture~~version
Note: The variables above need to be replaced by the vaules you have copied in step 3.

Using powershell view http://powershell.org/wp/forums/topic/installing-msu-via-powershell-psexec/ and http://www.nigelboulton.co.uk/2011/01/installing-a-windows-hotfix-on-multiple-machines-using-a-powershell-script/#comment-23005 and http://randygray.com/powershell-install-multiple-windows-updates-msu/

Sources:

https://support.software.dell.com/es-es/appassure/kb/117489

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