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Creating multiple users on Windows Server 2008

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What are the steps to create multiple (bulk) users on a new Windows Server 2008?
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by:KCTS
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There are various tools and scripts that can be used - see http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/windows-server-2008-bulk-user-import/
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by:Brad Howe
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Hi,
Local or Domain?
Local you can use ADSI and Powershell to pase a csv in into user names.
Domain you can use Powershell as well but will use a csv  to mport the csv entries into AD as user objects.
Let us know and we can possible write something up for you.
Hades666
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kunalsmilez earned 2000 total points
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You can use csvde to import users from a sheet to AD.
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Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You need to prepare a user's templates in batch files. Then you can use file text structure to import them into Active Directory. If you need assistance just let me know, I will help you.
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by:petelettin
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I would use powershell with the free AD snappin provided here.

http://www.quest.com/activeroles-server/arms.aspx 

to import users from a file

How to do this can be found here.
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/powershell/powershell_qad_import_csv.htm

Pete :-)
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by:Brad Howe
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I would have to say, based on the responses I don't think the points were evenly distributed here.
Just my opinion.
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