Active Directory Bulk User Import - Using dsadd user Command
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Here is the dsadd user command that will be created by the excel file by just adding your users and department OU sections:
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dsadd user "cn=Migration King,ou=Users,ou=IT,ou=Departments,dc=us,dc=migrationking,dc=com" -fn Migration -ln Migration -samid MKing -upn MKing@migrationking.com -display "Migration King" -pwd P@ssw0rd -mustchpwd yes -disabled no
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1. Option A: Sign into Google Docs and Copy the template. http://goo.gl/Lpsl7
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1a. Option B. Download a com copy if you are still absolutely addicted to Microsoft Excel.
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1b. Option C. Fill out the data, check it and then just export the Text File to Create the Batch file for AD.
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2. Add Your Users and OU Information for your Department and Users (KISS as a rule for AD Departments)
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3. Modify =CONCATENATE if you are overly complex and super corporate, if not drop in your data under "AddActiveDirectoryBulkUsers" sheet.
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4. Check the "BulkUsersSourceFile" to see that data is populated correctly.
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5. Review the "ExportTextFile" script lines for accuracy (saves a headache later). Then export.
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6. Option A: Create a .bat file from Notepad File you exported and then run this from Command Prompt.
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7. Option B: Spartan Style! Copy and Paste right into PowerShell Window
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8. Verify accounts on your Domain Controller (onsite or via RackspaceCloud Servers if your in the cloud)
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Booyaaahhhh!!! Your done. Wasn't that fast and easy? And you didn't have to crack out your credit card or beg your manager to buy you some complicated program for Active Directory Imports.
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Now, start setting up Google Apps Directory Sync for Google Apps for Business Implementation.
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* If you have a crazy AD infrastructure created by your OCD Systems Engineer for so many OU's it's just ridiculous and have difficult AD requirements and love overly complex tools that you don't feel like writing a script for yourself. Here are some good programs for AD Import and Export:
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Level I (I can rock this out during lunch!)
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Levels II (I can get through this in a day or two...or three)
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Levels III (OMG It's Complicated! WTF were they thinking when they released this??!)
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Level 1. ActiveDirectory Import - http://www.activedirectoryexport.com/ScreenShots.aspx
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Level 2. ManageEngine - AD Bulk Users (Their URL is too long, here's a link)
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Level 2. Empower - http://www.thedotnetfactory.com/user_manager.php
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Level 3. ScriptLogic - http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/activeadmin/
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* Everything here is best advice and at your own risk so if you break something, please don't blame us. Have fun! ~MigrationKing
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AddActiveDirectoryUsers
BulkUserSourceFile
ExportTextFile