Sometimes you might want to use the Active Directory module in WinPE.
(I will post one great way to use it later)
First you need to enable powershell support in your bootimage:
If you don’t have the AD-module on your computer install RSAT.
Mount the WIM and copy the following directories to your bootimage:
%windir%\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\ActiveDirectory (x64-image only)
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_64\Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management (x64-image Only)
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_64\Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Resources (x64-image Only)
%windir%\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.activedir..anagement.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9431.0_en-us_fb186ae865900ae8 (x64-image Only)
To be able to create folders in the WinSxS folder you need to take ownership of the WinSxS-folder and add rights to your user!
When it starts to ask you about all the folders inside, just press “Cancel”.
(only tested on PE4 and PE5)
I copied these files onto a Win 8(.0) Machine that does not have RSAT to try:
As you can see, I do not have RSAT:
Importing the module:
There you go!
You can now use the Active Directory module in PE-powershell!
I have collected all the files here: Files
You can extract these and paste all the folders in to %windir% (you must edit the rights for WinSxS first!)