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VBScript create OU, groups, set policy settings

greghess asked
Last Modified: 2008-05-30
Hi Experts,

I currently have a set of administrative tasks I need to automate and hope to be able to perform them in VBScript. The tasks are as follows:

1-Create an Organizational Unit
2-Apply a default Group policy
3-Set the policies folder redirect locations
4-Create a user group
5-Create users and add to group(Have this working)

I am relatively new to VBScript and ADSI and have been having trouble finding the right documentation.

First I would like to know if all these tasks(1-4) can be achieved via ADSI and VBScript?

Second, I need some example code performing these tasks?

Third, some references to documentation outlining the ADSI objects, methods and attributes for OU, Group, Policy. I found the msn doc's for ADSI User object http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ad/ad/organizational_unit_user_interface_mapping.asp but it doesnt reference the handy methods like setPassword, where are these methods documented?

Many thanks,

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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop Support
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Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/adsi/adsi/persistent_object_interfaces.asp for a list of those methods and properties (like SetPassword) that you referred to.

The only thing in your question I'm not really sure about is applying Group Policies through a script (2 and 3).  I haven't had a reason to do that before, and haven't researched the options.  Everything else (creating OUs, users and groups, modifying group memberships) is fairly painless using ADSI.


Thanks, those are the doc's I have been looking for.

Can you provide sample code for creating a OU and sub Group? All the doc's/samples I have seen only show how to create a computer.
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BTW, in the "OUs" section of those AD samples, they have examples of how to add GPO Links to an OU as well.  Doesn't give you the ability to modify a GPO, but if you have one already created, you can at least link it to the new OUs as they are created.


Thanks, much appreciated.

I will post the GPO editing question separately.
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