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Unlock All AD Accounts

Has your service desk blown up with tons of calls because a lot of end users locked themselves out all at once unintentionally? Unfortunately, this does happen at some companies more often than others due to their login policies. You can easily get most of them back to work, I say most because there are those who actually forgot their passwords and don't know how to get to the self service portal for resetting their password themselves and will call you instead. Be the hero of the day for your fellow administrators and take those easy calls away from the Service Desk with the  following PowerShell script:  Search-ADAccount Search-ADAccount -LockedOut | Unlock-ADAccount
Welcome to PowerShell Weekly! Hello World! My name is Michael J. Thomas and my brother Edward L. Thomas are both PowerShell enthusiast who create and use scripts on a daily basis to improve and automate our everyday tasks as systems administrators. It is my hope to be able to share with you PowerShell Scripts and examples that just might help you in your every day tasks as an IT professional. The continuous improvement cycle is the perfect example of what we can do to improvement the environment around us. We must identify those repetitive tasks and make a plan with how we can reduce those processes. Then we must execute and implement that change. Review if those changes are effective and continue to improve upon them.  Sometimes we need to buy tools to help us get where we need to go to improve proceses. I'm a hug fan of Sapien PowerShell Studio for building executable with a GUI for end users. I've created many programs with PowerShell Studio to help