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Active Directory Batch User Creation Including Custom Password And E-mail?

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We're looking for the best way to perform a batch user creation.  The information we need to import from a CSV is username, display name, password, OU membership, and create an e-mail box (including specifying which store to use).  There are many examples around showing various ways to create accounts, but I haven't seen any that also create the mailbox on Exchange.  We are running Windows 2003 Active Directory with Exchange 2003.

Has anyone does this or something similar?  Even multiple steps would be better than hand creating each student that's enrolled.
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Hi!

I am not really sure if csvde is able to create mailboxes. I doubt that.

Instead of that:

First you have to create each user (perhaps with csvde or with a script using "for /f" on the command line to scan the CSV-file and sub-command "dsadd user").

After that create a mailbox for each user using the sample script in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=304935. This should work for Exchange 2003 too, at least with small modifications.

Lutz
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Thanks for the input.  Both options listed worked partially.  We ended up grabbing a tool to help with this since we were somewhat out of time.

Admwin is a great low cost tool for managing batch jobs with Active Directory.
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