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Need powershell script to create multiple users

Hey everyone, I am on a project that is requiring me to create a 1000 AD accounts. I have a csv file that is already populated with the names. There are two columns, FirstName and LastName. Can someone please provide a powershell script that can create the users. I know how to edit the script to meet my domain, OU , password etc.
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Create a csv file with the these details

name, alias, UserPN, password
Username1, Aliasname1, username1@domainname.com, yourpassword

save the file in c drive or ur wish and then run this shell command

import-csv c:\newusers.csv | foreach {New-Mailbox -Name $_.name -Alias $_.alias  -UserPrincipalName $_.UserPN -Database “Your mailbox database name” -Org Users -ResetpasswordonNextlogon $true -Password (ConvertTo-SecureString $_.password -AsPlainText -Force)}
Import-Module  ActiveDirectory

$password = ConvertTo-SecureString "mypassword" -asplaintext -force

Import-CSV users.csv | foreach {  New-ADUser -Path "OU=SomeUserOU,DC=EXAMPLE,DC=COM" -AccountPassword $password  -ChangePasswordAtLogon  -GivenName $_.FirstName -Surname $_.LastName    -SAMAccountName  ("{0}{1}"  -f $_.FirstName, $_.LastName )  -UserPrincipalName  ("{0}{1}@EXAMPLE.COM"  -f $_.FirstName, $_.LastName )  -DisplayName  ("{0} {1}"  -f $_.FirstName, $_.LastName )     -Name  ("{0} {1}"  -f $_.FirstName, $_.LastName )  -AllowReversiblePasswordEncryption $false  -Enabled $true  }
You can also use csvde -i to import into AD.
This is another means.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732101(v=ws.10)
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Thanks for the scripts guys, @ Rajkumar-MCITP, I did not try your script because I do not want to create any mailboxes, if you edit it to not create mailboxes, then I will. @ Misidia, I tried yours but it generated errors as shown in the attached screenshot. I aklo attached your script to show what changes I made. I left my csv file with the same two original columns, FirstName and LastName.
powershell-error.png
Users.txt
Thanks  Rajkumar-MCITP but it really does not, but just so I get a better understanding:
Is the first section defining what columns are  expected to be in the csv file? With that being said, if those columns are not there, will the script just use the ones there? In my case, I only have two colums, FirstName, and LastName.
CSV...
Name,Password,Description,OU,TSPath
Test001,Metro123,Ellipse Regression Testing account,"OU=NewUsers,OU=Testing,OU=Users,OU=Company,DC=local",\\company.local\data\Profiles-L-Z\Test001

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Where in here do I define what the password is?

PS Script Quest Powershell script

import-csv C:\TEMP\Connex\EllipseTestusers.csv | foreach {New-QADUser -Name $_.Name -UserPassword $_.Password -SamAccountName $_.Name -FirstName $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ParentContainer $_.OU -UserPrincipalName ($_.Name+$domain) -Description $_.Description; Set-QADUser -Identity $_.Name -PasswordNeverExpires $true -TsProfilePath $_.TSPath}


Based on the errors in the screenshot, what is the solution? I added $false to the changepasswordatlogon, yet I still get an error about it.
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Again, thanks for your help. I assume this would mean that users will be required to change password at next logon, hence no parameter for -changepassowordatlogon. I will test and note results