A. Normally, when you use PowerShell you perform actions by piping the objects from one PowerShell command to another. For example:
get-aduser bruce | Disable-ADAccount
This command gets the object for user bruce and disables it using the Disable-ADAccount cmdlet. But what if you want to run another command on the bruce account as well? Say you want to pass the bruce object through the Disable-ADAccount cmdlet to the next cmdlet. Fortunately, this is easy. You just add -PassThru to the end of the cmdlet. For example, the command below would disable the AD account then update its description.
get-aduser bruce | Disable-ADAccount -PassThru | Set-ADUser -Description ("Account Disabled on $(get-date)")Related Reading:
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