Below are scripts I have published in the Microsoft TechNet Gallery. They deal with Active Directory, editing Wiki articles, and TechNet Wiki Summit presentations.
Update AD Users in Bulk from Excel Spreadsheet
A PowerShell V1 script to update users (or any class of AD objects) in bulk from the information in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Only single-valued string attributes are supported.
PowerShell Script to Check Group Membership
PowerShell script that uses tokenGroups attribute to check membership in security groups.
Find Circular Nested Groups
PowerShell script to find any instances of Circular Nested Groups in the domain.
List Members of Large Group
A PowerShell Version 1.0 script to enumerate the direct members of a large Active Directory group. This script uses ADO range retrieval to overcome the limit of 1500 values that can be retrieved for a multi-valued attribute like the "member" attribute of a group.
Forest and Domain Information
PowerShell Version 1.0 script to determine functional level of the Active Directory forest and all domains in the forest. Also finds all FSMO role holders, all sites, and and all Global Catalog servers in the forest.
Generic Search of Active Directory
A PowerShell Version 1.0 script to search Active Directory. The program prompts for the base of the query, the LDAP syntax filter, and a comma delimited list of attribute values to retrieve. Results are in list or comma delimited format.
Set logonHours Attribute of Users
PowerShell script to assign the hours when users are allowed to logon to the domain.
Document Active Directory Organization
PowerShell version 1.0 script to document the organizational structure specified by the manager and directReports attributes of Active Directory objects, on the "Organization" tab of ADUC.
Update sAMAccountNames of AD Users in Bulk
PowerShell V2 script to check proposed values for user "pre-Windows 2000 logon" names. This is the value of the sAMAccountName, also called the NT name of the user. Checks include uniqueness, length, and invalid characters. The script is useful if you change your naming standard.
Count Values in all Non-Linked Multi-Valued Attributes of Object
PowerShell V2 script to count the number of values in every non-linked multi-valued attribute of a specified object. The numbers are reported for each such attribute that has at least one value. Finally, the script reports the grand total number of values for all the attributes.
Find All AD Objects With Forward Linked Multi-Valued Attribute Values
PowerShell V2 script to find all Active Directory objects with values assigned to forward linked multi-valued attributes. If the values were assigned before the FFL was at least Windows Server 2003, these attributes may not be taking advantage of link value replication (LVR).
Fix Legacy Members of a Specified AD Group
PowerShell V2 script to fix "legacy" members of a specified Active Directory group. This allows the member attribute of the group to take advantage of Link Value Replication (LVR). "Legacy" members were assigned before the FFL was at least Windows Server 2003.
Fix Legacy Values of a Specified AD Object Attribute
PowerShell V2 script to fix "legacy" values of a specified attribute of an Active Directory object. This allows the values of the attriubte to take advantage of Link Value Replication (LVR). "Legacy" values were assigned before the FFL was at least Windows Server 2003.
Find All Accounts with Bad Password Counts
PowerShell Version 1 script to find all accounts that are experiencing bad password attempts. The script finds all accounts where the badPwdCount attribute has a value greater than 0 on any Domain Controller in the domain.
Troubleshoot Account Bad Password Attempts
PowerShell Version 1 script to assist in troubleshooting accounts experiencing bad password attempts. It can also be used to investigate how accounts get locked out in Active Directory.
Update Shadow Group with Users in Specified Organizational Unit
PowerShell Version 2 script to ensure all users in a specified OU are also members of a corresponding shadow group. Also makes sure users not in the OU are not members of the group. A Fine Grained Password Policy can be applied to the group.
Parse Log File of Logon and Logoff Events for Sessions
PowerShell Version 1 script to parse a log file that documents logon and logoff events. From the log file the script outputs user sessions.
Find Orphaned Objects in Active Directory
A PowerShell V1 script to find all orphaned objects in Active Directory. These are security principals that were once members of a group protected by the Security Descriptor Propagator process (SDProp). When these objects are removed from protected groups they become orphaned.
PowerShell Script to Find All Empty Groups in the Domain
PowerShell Version 2 script to find all empty groups in the domain. This will be groups where the member attribute is empty, and also where no user or computer has the group designated as their primary group.
Update Active Directory Users in Bulk from CSV
PowerShell V2 script to update Active Directory users from a CSV file. Only specified fields in the CSV that are not missing update the users. The value "<delete>" flags to clear the attribute. Attributes are not updated if the value in the CSV matches the existing value in AD.
PowerShell Function to Spell Strings Phonetically
A PowerShell version 2.0 script function to spell one or more strings, such as passwords, phonetically. If requested, the function determines if the strings meet complexity requirements. This allows any code that generates passwords to include more characters.
EFLAW Readability Score of Any Document
When composing for a global audience, you want your document to be understood by readers whose native language is not English. This VBScript program reads text from a specified text file and calculates the McAlpine EFLAW(TM) Readability Score.
Fix Color Issues in TechNet Wiki Articles
Many Wiki articles use colors. Unfortunately, the way colors are often specified in HTML, using RGB values, is no longer supported in the TechNet Wiki. Until this situation is corrected, this VBScript program can help select the best color name to substitute for any RGB value.
Parse TechNet Wiki Article HTML for Problems
VBScript program to parse a TechNet Wiki article HTML for problems, many of which affect the Table of Contents feature.
TNWiki Summit 2015 Presentation: Leading Spaces in Active Directory Names
Presentation by Richard Mueller during the International TechNet Wiki Summit 2015, held March 18, 2015, at 18:30 UTC. Leading spaces in RDNs in AD causes problems. We discuss how the idea for the article arose, how it was researched, the solution, and features used in the Wiki.
TNWiki Summit 2015 Presentation: Wiki Cross-Linking
Presentation by Richard Mueller during day 2 of the International TechNet Wiki Summit 2015, held March 18, 2015, at 17:45 UTC. Discusses the value of adding links to our Wiki articles, and demonstrates how to do it.
PowerShell Script to Calculate Training Heart Rate Zones
A PowerShell script to calculate training heart rate zones. It is intended for use by non-technical users. For this reason the design criteria were selected with the needs of consumers in mind. The script demonstrates how to use Windows Forms in PowerShell.