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Using dsmod user with for /f - Inserting multiple users

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Hey guys,

I seem to be having a lot of trouble with something I thought would be relatively easy. I am trying to use a list of users. I am having two issues:

1. I can run the command on the user from the CLI, however, as soon as I integrate the for /f it doesn't recognise the input.
2. I am yet to get this working with a user with a FQDN with a space in their CN

This is the code I have so far:

 
set Users=c:\temp\users.txt
(
pushd C:\Temp
for /f %%a in ("%Users%") do (
   dsmod user "CN=%%a,CN=Users,DC=roads,DC=vic,DC=gov,DC=au" -office testoffice
)
echo "%Users%"
popd
) >>dsmod.log 2>&1

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This is the error output I am getting:

 
C:\temp>(dsmod user "CN=c:\temp\users.txt,CN=Users,DC=roads,DC=vic,DC=gov,DC=au" -office testoffice ) 
dsmod failed:Value for `Target object for this command' has incorrect format.
type dsmod /? for help."c:\temp\users.txt"

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Hope someone can help.
Cheers
G_M
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by:Farhan Kazi
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Change following line

for /f %%a in ("%Users%") do (

with

for /f "delims=*" %%a in (%Users%) do (

Hope this helps!
Farhan
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by:G_M
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hmmm... the error goes away, however, the command still doesn't execute properly.

It still substitutes "C:\Temp\users.txt"  for the %%a instead of the values in the users.txt


... stumped
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Farhan Kazi earned 2000 total points
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What about this:
for /f "delims=*" %%a IN ('TYPE %Users%') do (
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by:Netman66
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Yes, don't use a variable AND run the script from the same folder as the text file.

for /f "delims=*" %%a in (users.txt) do (

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by:G_M
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Fantastic, all works. This is the complete solution I'm working with.

Thank you for your help.
G_M

 
set Users=c:\temp\users.txt
set Office=Sunshine
pushd C:\Temp
(
for /f "delims=*" %%a IN ('TYPE %Users%') do (
   dsmod user "CN=%%a,OU=User Accounts,DC=cec,DC=cec,DC=cec,DC=au" -office "%Office%"
)) >>dsmod.log 2>&1
popd

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