What is Active Directory (AD)?

Active Directory is a database that keeps track of all the user accounts and passwords in your organization. It allows you to store your user accounts and passwords in one protected location, improving your organization’s security.

Active Directory is subdivided into one or more domains. A domain is a security boundary. Each domain is hosted by a server computer called a domain controller (DC). A domain controller manages all of the user accounts and passwords for a domain.

Microsoft signed DLL for the ActiveDirectory PowerShell module
Just a backup for the Microsoft’s ActiveDirectory PowerShell module from Server 2016 with RSAT and module installed. The DLL is usually found at this path: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_64\Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management
and the rest of the module files at this path: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\ActiveDirectory\

How to use?
You can copy this DLL to your machine and use it to enumerate Active Directory without installing RSAT and without having administrative privileges.
PS C:> Import-Module C:\ADModule\Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.dll -Verbose

To be able to list all the cmdlets in the module, import the module as well. Remember to import the DLL first.
PS C:> Import-Module C:\ADModule\Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.dll -Verbose
PS C:> Import-Module C:\AD\Tools\ADModule\ActiveDirectory\ActiveDirectory.psd1
PS C:> Get-Command -Module ActiveDirectory

Benefits
There are many benefits like very low chances of detection by AV, very wide coverage by cmdlets (I leave the usage of cmdlets for a later post :P), good filters for cmdlets, signed by Microsoft etc. The most useful one, however, is that this module works flawlessly from PowerShell’s Constrained Language Mode

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