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Need to Copy Data from One-to-Many Active Directory Objects

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For reasons that are too complicated to explain, I have a need to automate a process which will copy the telephoneNumber attribute value from Contact objects in one Active Directory OU ("Telephone Directory") and write that value into the telephoneNumber attribute on User objects in multiple other OU's - all in the same Active Directory domain.  The telephoneNumber attribute from a single Telephone Directory Contact might have a one-to-one OR a one-to-many correlation with User objects elsewhere in the Active Directory.  For example, there is only one "Housekeeping" Contact in the Telephone Directory OU, but there are 20 user accounts in the "Housekeeping" OU that all need the same telephoneNumber value from the Housekeeping contact.  I can use a spare attritbute field in the receiving user records to record the CN of the corresponding Telephone Directory contact, so we can use that to match up the records, but I have no idea how to write the script that would perform this operation.  Can anyone help??
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by:Chris Dent
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So essentially...

If a Contact exists with the same name as a User, then copy the Phone number from there. Otherwise if a Contact exists named after the Users OU, copy that phone number?

Chris
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by:isdirect
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Yes - that's the idea.  Thanks for any help you can provide!
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Chris Dent earned 500 total points
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Sounds reasonable enough :)

This bit of VbScript will need saving as a ".vbs" file. You must update the path for the TELEPHONE_DIRECTORY constant so it can find the contacts.

Otherwise, if it finds a user with the name of a contact it will add the phone number. If it can't find the user by name, it will check the OU they're in and update the phone number based on that if it exists.

HTH

Chris
Option Explicit
 
' Search for Contacts in the Telephone Directory and get the telephone number
 
Const TELEPHONE_DIRECTORY = "OU=Telephone Directory,DC=yourdomain,DC=com"
 
Dim objTelephoneDirectory : Set objTelephoneDirectory = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
 
Dim objConnection : Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
 
Dim objCommand : Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000
 
objCommand.CommandText = "<LDAP://" & TELEPHONE_DIRECTORY & ">;" & _
  "(&(objectClass=contact)(telephoneNumber=*));distinguishedName,name,telephoneNumber;subtree"
 
Dim objRecordSet : Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute
 
Do While Not objRecordSet.EOF
  If Not objTelephoneDirectory.Exists(objRecordSet.Fields("name").Value) Then
 
    objTelephoneDirectory.Add objRecordSet.Fields("name").Value, objRecordSet.Fields("telephoneNumber").Value
 
  End If
  objRecordSet.MoveNext  
Loop
 
Set objRecordSet = Nothing
 
' Search for all users in AD
 
Dim objRootDSE : Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
objCommand.CommandText = "<LDAP://" & objRootDSE.Get("defaultNamingContext") & ">;" & _
  "(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=person));distinguishedName,name;subtree"
Set objRootDSE = Nothing
 
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute
 
Do While Not objRecordSet.EOF
 
  Dim strName : strName = objRecordSet.Fields("name").Value
  Dim strDN : strDN = objRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName").Value
  Dim strParent : strParent = Left(Split(strDN, "=")(2), InStrRev(Split(strDN, "=")(2), ",") - 1)
 
  ' Check if the user has an entry for their name in the directory
 
  Dim objUser
  If objTelephoneDirectory.Exists(strName) Then
 
    ' Set the telephone Number
    Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strDN)
    objUser.Put "telephoneNumber", objTelephoneDirectory(strName)
    objUser.SetInfo
    Set objUser = Nothing
 
  ' Otherwise Check if the user has an entry for their department in the directory
 
  ElseIf objTelephoneDirectory.Exists(strParent) Then
 
    ' Set the telephone Number
    Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strDN)
    objUser.Put "telephoneNumber", objTelephoneDirectory(strParent)
    objUser.SetInfo
    Set objUser = Nothing
 
  End If
 
  objRecordSet.MoveNext
Loop

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