Bulk Contact & DL creation through Powershell scripts

Posted on 2013-01-14
Last Modified: 2013-01-16
Is there any scripts is there by which we can create bulk DL & contact.

Please suggest.
Question by:padas6
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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 250 total points
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You can find many a scripts but they would require a Input file

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- Rancy
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create a .csv file for example book.csv and add this details in it. Name,Firstname,Lastname,Externalemailaddress

then run command Import-Csv book.csv|%{New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ExternalEmailAddress $_.ExternalEmailAddress -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName}

Expert Comment

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You could also use something like AD Manager Plus. It works real well and has a nice UI for editing everything in Active Directory including a mass import of users from a .csv file.

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jeorge earned 250 total points
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The link given by Rancy is recommendable and apart from this you can check these link also.

Secondaly you can try a freeware third party tool.

Hope it works for you.

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