1) +1, but in a new property please. Otherwise a lot of existing scripts will fail
2) Does this help ?
From the Name and DNSRoot you should be able to compose the full DNS name
Get-ADDomain | Select Name,NetBIOSName,DistinguishedName,DNSRootBlog: http://lucd.info | Twitter: @LucD22 | PowerCLI Reference co-author: http://tinyurl.com/hkn4glz
Ahh, yeah. That looks like it will work. I'm able to pass that cmdlet the netbios name and get the domain information I'm looking for. Thanks LucD!
So it would look something like this:
get-aduser -server (get-addomain NETBIOSNAME).infrastructuremaster "usernameinthatdomain"
Not sure if you can do this cross-forest, but you can always do a remote sessionBlog: http://lucd.info | Twitter: @LucD22 | PowerCLI Reference co-author: http://tinyurl.com/hkn4glz
it appears to work as long as a trust is in place. Luckily for my scenario, there is one, so this'll work as a stop gap for me.