Which domain contoller is polled in Powershell query

by Christopher.Ellis at 2013-02-20 09:25:46

Within powershell - How can I determine which Active Directory Domain Controller is being polled for information?

for example C:> get-aduser christopher.ellis

DistinguishedName : CN=Christopher.Ellis,OU=Head Office - 2540
Enabled : True
GivenName : Christopher
Name : Christopher.Ellis
ObjectClass : user
ObjectGUID : 07ce018b-2fa5-4bf6-90df-3f7aa2818981
SamAccountName : Christopher.Ellis
SID : S-1-5-21-1140152784-10511339-5522801-6916
Surname : Ellis
UserPrincipalName : Christopher.Ellis@internal.XXXXX.ca

Can I direct powershell to query a specific Domain controller? If so - how?
by AlexBrassington at 2013-02-20 10:57:00
To pick one you can use the Server parameter:

[quote]The default value for the Server parameter is determined by one of the following methods in the order that they are listed:
-By using Server value from objects passed through the pipeline.
-By using the server information associated with the Active Directory PowerShell provider drive, when running under that drive.
-By using the domain of the computer running Powershell.

The following example shows how to specify a full qualified domain name as the parameter value.
-Server "corp.contoso.com"

Directory server values:
Fully qualified directory server name
Example: corp-DC12.corp.contoso.com
NetBIOS name
Example: corp-DC12
Fully qualified directory server name and port
Example: corp-DC12.corp.contoso.com:3268
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr … 17241.aspx

I don’t know how you’d identify which server you’re using by default though.