Find AD DS Forest information with PowerShell

In this tip Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to see information about your AD DS Forest by using Windows PowerShell.

Question: You would like to see information about your AD DS Forest by using Windows PowerShell. How can you do it?

Answer: Use the Get-ADForest cmdlet from the RSAT tools and pipeline the results to the Format-List cmdlet. This technique appears here:

Get-ADForest | Format-List *

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell called Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips Check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

The above tip was previously published in an issue of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter from TechGenix that focuses on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. Subscribe to WServerNews today by going to http://www.wservernews.com/subscribe.htm and join almost 100,000 other IT professionals around the world who read our newsletter!

Mitch Tulloch is an eleven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  Mitch is also Senior Editor of WServerNews. For more information about him see http://www.mtit.com.

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