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

Posted on 2011-03-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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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Expert Comment

ID: 35220828
You will have to use powershell, below is the link.

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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ID: 35222375
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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Author Comment

ID: 35222646
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.

Expert Comment

ID: 35222667
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


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35222908
thanks. I'll research the ds commands in more detail

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