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Proper Syntax for DSADD Command

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Hi folks!

I am trying to add users to our Windows Server 2003-based Active Directory domain using the dsadd command. Unfortunately, even after looking through the documentation and knowledge base articles online, I am still apparently getting something wrong about the syntax.

Our domain name is a three-part name in the format "name1.name2.com". Here is the syntax I am using for the command:

dsadd user "CN=jdoe,CN=Users,DC=name1,DC=name2,DC=com" -fn "FirstName" -ln "LastName" -display "FullName" -pwd xxxxxx -memberof "CN=Students1" -hmdir \\server\home$\$username$ -hmdrv U: -profile \\server\profiles$\$username$ -mustchpwd yes -disabled no

When I execute that command, I receive the following error:

dsadd failed:CN=jdoe,CN=Users,DC=name1,DC=name2,DC=com:Directory object not found.

Can someone tell me where I'm messing this up?

Thanks!

- Ithizar
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It looks like it's with your -memberof switch as cn=students1 is not properly formatted.
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Try the command without the -memberof to see if it works please.
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No, even without the "memberof" argument, it still fails with the same error.
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Try  changing "CN=jdoe,CN=Users,DC=name1,DC=name2,DC=com" to:

 "CN=jdoe, OU=Users, DC=name1, DC=name2, DC=com"
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by:Adam Brown
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Is the domain you're adding the user in a child of another domain? Like random.company.com?
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Turns out it was a combination of a mistake in the name of the OU the user was going into -and- an error in the -memberof command. Thanks everyone!
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