Benefit of Quest Powershell module

Jason Crawford
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Out of shear curiosity I've tried using the Quest PowerShell module, and ended up uninstalling after a week or so.  I saw a few "nice to haves", but nothing that couldn't be done natively PowerShell cmdlets.  I admit this was not a thorough test, and I wanted to hit up the community to see what benefits Quest offers and how you guys and gals put them to use.  I'm on the fence at this point, but my curiosity is still piqued.  It would take a lot to make me feel ok about typing Get-QADUser...that's just not right.
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Top Expert 2016
Commented:
they were of immense value when powershell didn't have any AD command lets
"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
Commented:
As a replacement of LDAP queries Quest AD Tools were a great relief, but since the ActiveDirectory module is available, there is no need for them anymore. There are some special features, but nothing worth having to cope with another syntax.
The only good reason to use QAD is if you need to be compatible between old and new AD systems.

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Does it still safe to run in the Win2012 R2 AD environment ?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

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AFAIK yes. The common suggestion is that if you use QAD already, keep it that way, but otherwise use the MS AD cmdlets.

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