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Dynamics - import AD accounts without AD integration?

I do not want to integrate my Dynamics application with AD but I want the AD user list imported into Dynamics as a first effort at populating the user list for the Dynamics app - I don't want to create 300 users from scratch.  Once that bulk list is imported in the future I will add users directly to Dynamics which may or may not be AD users. If I do have an AD user I will simply do parallel entry. We have security reasons for following this path.  Is it possible?
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Is this for Dynamics CRM? If so, then CRM users have to be Active Directory users.
Victoria YudinOwner / Dynamics GP Consultant

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I would try doing this with a macro, but by the time you set it all up and test it, not sure if you'd be saving much time over manually entering, even 300 users.  I don't think you can easily accomplish this with any other type of import because of how GP creates the users needed in SQL.
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As feridun said, CRM "Users" have to have a corresponding object in AD.

For your initial import, you can bulk Add the users, you simply need their Login information in the form of Domain\Username; Domain\Username; etc.

Initially, all those "bulk" imported users will have the same security role, so start with something low like SalesPerson and then you can update them as you need.
Victoria YudinOwner / Dynamics GP Consultant

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Sorry - for some reason I was assuming we were talking about Dynamics GP.  Now that I re-read the original question it doesn't specify which Dynamics app.  My answer only applies to GP.

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To clarify, I am talking about Dynamics CRM not GP. Are you folks saying that Dynamics CRM has to be integrated with AD? I can't have two completely separately maintained user lists? Also is there no way to somehow export the AD users list as a text/CSV file and then chop off all the irrelevant info and then just import the names into Dynamics CRM?
Feridun KadirPrincipal Consultant
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Yes it has to be integrated with AD, there is no choice about this.

In CRM you can use the Add Multiple Users wizard to add users. This wizard provides a look-up into Active Directory where you may highlight the required users and then add them into CRM reasonably quickly.