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I need a GP for moving diabled users to a predefined "Disable User" OU

Posted on 2008-10-01
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Windows 2003 AD
We are a service provider - 80% of our user community is in the field
our attrition rate is high -
I need a group policy to migrate disabled users from one OU to a disabled user OU when the user is terminated.
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Question by:acreeit
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by:Chris Dent
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It would have to be a script rather than policy, but that's not a big problem.

How do you define / locate terminated users within AD?

Chris
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by:Henrik Johansson
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As Chris said, you nead to script it.
One way is to use dsquery and dsmove from adminpak.msi
for /F %a in ('dsquery user OU=old-ou,DC=domain,DC=com -disabled') do @dsmove %a -newparent OU=disabled-users,DC=domain,DC=com
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by:Paka
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How about piping the result:
dsquery user -disabled -limit 0 | dsmove user -newparent "ou=disabled, dc=mydomain, dc=com"
(where | is shift-\)  This will move all disabled users in all OUs in your domain to an the disabled OU.  

If you want to preview the accounts that would move:
dsquery user -disabled -limit 0 > disabledusers.txt

If you want to move just 10 accounts (as a test):
dsquery user -disabled -limit 10 | dsmove user -newparent "ou=disabled, dc=mydomain, dc=com"
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by:acreeit
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Can this be automated so that once the Helpdesk disabled the account it is automatically moved to diabled OU?
HOW do I do this?
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Henrik Johansson earned 125 total points
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Place the command line in a script.cmd file and create a schedule task to run the script at a recurring times on the DC.
Keep in mind that %a in for-loop nead to be replaced with %%a when using script files. The single %a is used when executing command directly in command prompt.
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Thank you willl test
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