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Adding Multiple Computers into Active Directory from a text .txt file

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Greetings,
I'm needing to add a text file of computers into Active Directory

I've looked at these 2 links
Here is a link with a script for this
http://aset.its.psu.edu/docs/windows/active_directory/howtos/how_to_pc_ou.html

It does not work and here is a link from someone else that had the same problem
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-2003/addingmultiple-computers-in-active-/4953.html

Is there a working script that I can use and verify or another method.
I have about 4500 computer I need to create and am not excited about the prospect of doing this manually.

Best Regards,
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1.Ref this post and look in to the comment by KCTS, explaining clearly
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22864019.html
2.Check out here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555634
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555637
3.You can easily import and export Computer account using CSVDE.

Syntax:
CSVDE -F <File Name Here> -S <Domain Controller Name Here> -R "(objectClass=computer)"

Like:
CSVDE -F C:\Computers.csv -S SRV01.TRAINING.COM -R "(objectClass=computer)"

For more Info:
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/Logon_CSVDE.htm
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/Logon_CSVDE_Export.htm
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by:sk_raja_raja
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. Open DSA.MSC (active directory users and computers)
2. Right click "saved queries" (the 'folder' above your domain)
3. New => query
4. Enter a name and description
5. Click "define query"
6. Select second tab (computers)
7. Select the drop down list of 'Name' and choose 'has a value'
9. OK => OK
10. To select the information that you need to see: Open the 'view menu' => add/remove columns => edit the list => OK
12. right click your query => 'import list'
13. Choose location, file name and file type
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by:vibesmaster
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Thanks sk raja raja,

csvde -i -f computers.csv

is the right command

-i is for import

Thanks again
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by:vibesmaster
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Good Job and thanks again
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