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ADMofidy & LDIDFE file format and more

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I’ve been looking at importing a few hundred contact objects into AD for a client to satisfy their bulk mailing list requirement where many outside vendors need to be included.  They are moving from a mail software called Merak and I have them on Exchange 2003.  

There are several posts on using ADModify and LDIDFE file formats to do this.  Can anyone point me to a demo or detail the spec for the LDIDFE file?  Also, if you know of any tools out there to convert a columned Excel spreadsheet of email addresses and names to create this LDIDFE format, that’d be great.

Thanks.
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Best way I know of to get the format is to use ldifde or csvde to export some directory objects and you will see the proper format. Then use Excel's concatenation along with a Word merge to create an import file with the correct format. Not the easiest thing in the world but if you are talk creating a large number then it's worth the time.

Here is some additional information I always reference.

How to use Csvde to import contacts and user objects into Active Directory
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;327620

Information about fields that are mandatory and optional
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=275636
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