Disabling Accounts via Command Line

Posted on 2004-09-28
Last Modified: 2010-08-05

Does anyone know of a tool and the syntax to disable a user account in Active Directory form the command line?


Question by:stewatts
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dsmod CN=username,DC=domainname,DC=com -disabled yes

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How would I do this with the following user:

username testuser
domain itdom-tr

Many thanks
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You van use notepad and put the next script in then save it as .vbs.
Change "computername" with the computername of your server.
I don't have tried. No server 2000 here now :

'--- Disable account ADSI script ---
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
UName = InputBox("Disable account","Username to disable : ")

Set UserObj = GetObject("WinNT://ComputerName/" & UName)
UserObj.AccountDisabled = True
Set UserObj = Nothing
'--- End Disable account ---
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The script will open an inputbox to allow you to enter a username

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