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looking for an easy way to bulk create 100+ Active directory groups and populate with members

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hi, does anyone know of an easy way to bulk create over 100 active directory security and distribution groups and add members to each group via script?

thanks in advance!

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You will have to use powershell, below is the link.

http://exchangepedia.com/2006/11/exchange-server-2007-bulk-creation-of-mailboxes-using-exchange-management-shell.html

just create excel with the 1st cell as the parameters in the script and below will be the value like
-alias $_.alias  (in this case script will take the cell alias as the alias of the account created.)

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thanks but my question was: [creating groups and populating membership] via script:

does anyone know of an easy way to bulk create over 100 active directory security and distribution groups and add members to each group via script?
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Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

 

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thanks, but creating bulk accounts is not a problem. there are many ways to do this. what i am looking for  is a scripted way to bulk create 100's of groups and populate with members.
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Dude these are scriptable tools use accordingly to create your script. you will have to put some efforts to create script as per your requirement. Thats all you can get

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thanks. I'll research the ds commands in more detail
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Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

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