ADWS / AD Powershell compatibility

Samba does not support many of the AD PowerShell commands that manipulate AD objects, as these are backed by Active Directory Web Services on a Windows DC.

There are quite a few useful things Powershell can do and do simpler than earlier approaches with VBScript.

So it would be useful if Samba provided this interface.

Thankfully a prototype project has been built by Catalyst's Samba Team.

This proof of concept was built to prove the understanding of the protocol, and was tested with


it is likely that other AD-Get interfaces also work.

It has not been reviewed for security and directly accesses the Samba AD database in sam.ldb