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visual basic - command order sequence

Posted on 2013-01-31
Last Modified: 2013-03-15
hi ive successfully created for the 1st time the following on windows 2003:

- a 'ou, group & user account' - via visual basic

ive now added some other information to go in a 'domain user account' but no matter where i put it, it appears not to work & im aware there is obviously some order to it but have not got a clue!!

in order to get the extras ive added, i accessed 'adsiedit.msc' & ticked a box in order to see what they were on another user account that i created manually.

qns1.  can anyone help me to put in order & some advice maybe ?

note: ive been doing some reading & whatching videos to gain some basic understanding as always wondered about these so-called 'scripts' & begginning to understand why some can be useful somewhat!!
Question by:mikey250
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Expert Comment

ID: 38839696
Try this:

Set objOU = GetObject("LDAP://OU=Coding Samples,dc=itservices,dc=co.uk")
Set objUser = objOU.Create("User", "cn=Test User7")
objUser.Put "sAMAccountName", "Test User7"

objUser.SetPassword "adminpw!1"

objUser.AccountDisabled = FALSE
objUser.Department = "Engineering Department"
objUser.Description = "User Account"
objUser.FaxNumber = "01902356756"
objUser.FullName = "James C. Foster"
objUser.TelephoneHome = "01902356756"
objUser.TelephoneMobile = "07814789674"
objUser.TelephoneNumber = "01902 356756"
objUser.EmailAddress = "jamesf@itservices.co.uk"
objUser.Manager = "CN=james c.foster,OU=ACCTS,DC=itservices,DC=co.uk"

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When using the objUser, you can only set IADsUser interface properties..

See this link for a list.   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa746340(VS.85).aspx

After the user is created, you could then modify other AD attributes.  See link below


Author Comment

ID: 38840007
hi shorvath, (i will have a look through the url's so thanks)!!!!

i assumed it would create inside my 'coding samples' i have created already for the others i did, individually but i wanted to created all at once the: ou, group & user, but got the following message:


line 4
char 1
error - the object already exists
code - 80071392
source - (null)

Expert Comment

ID: 38840706
well , if the user already exists, it's going to throw and error.

there are lots of ways to test if a user exists, and then add if he/she does not...
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Author Comment

ID: 38851575
hi shorvath, apologies for taking time to respond. you will have to forgive my slowness as all i see is code that dont make no sense to me yet!!!!!!!!!!

step 1

i deleted user from: coding samples but still states:

line 19
char 1
error - there is no such object on the server

but user account: test user8 - does appear with red (x)

step 2

deleted 'coding samples'
created manually 'coding samples'

step 3
ran script - but still below shows:

line 19
char 1
error - there is no such object on the server

but user account: test user8 - does appear with red (x)

step 4

added 'coding samples3' in vbs script but same issue:

line 19
char 1
error - there is no such object on the server

but user account: test user8 - does appear with red (x)
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Accepted Solution

RobSampson earned 500 total points
ID: 38886979
Hi, here is a VBScript I have used to create a user account, which also checks whether the accounts exists or not.

Change the top five lines to suit, and it should work.



strFirstName = "TestFirstName"
strLastName = "TestSurname"
strUserName = "TUser"
strPassword = "pword"
strOU = "OU=Coding Samples,"

strFullName = strFirstName & " " & strLastName

' Bind to Active Directory.
Set objRootLDAP = GetObject("LDAP://rootDSE")

If Trim(strOU) = "" Then
	strOU = ","
	If Left(strOU, 1) = "," Then strOU = Mid(strOU, 2)
	If Right(strOU, 1) <> "," Then strOU = strOU & ","
End If

WScript.Echo "About to create:" & VbCrLf &_
	strFullName & vbCrLf &_
	strUserName & VbCrLf &_
	strPassword & VbCrLf &_
	"LDAP://" & strOU & objRootLDAP.Get("defaultNamingContext")
' This will add the user to eg. dommain.local\1st grade\Users
Set objContainer = GetObject("LDAP://" & strOU & objRootLDAP.Get("defaultNamingContext")) 

' Check if the user already exists
On Error Resume Next
Set objNewUser = GetObject("LDAP://cn=" & strFullName & "," & strOU & objRootLDAP.Get("defaultNamingContext")) 
If Err.Number = 0 Then
	MsgBox "User " & strFullName & " already exists."
	On Error GoTo 0
	On Error GoTo 0

	' Build the actual User.
	' Attributes listed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555638
	Set objNewUser = objContainer.Create("User", "cn= " & strFullName)
	objNewUser.Put "userPrincipalName", strUserName & "@" & Replace(Replace(objRootLDAP.Get("defaultNamingContext"), ",", "."), "DC=", "")
	objNewUser.Put "sAMAccountName", strUserName
	objNewUser.Put "givenName", strFirstName
	objNewUser.Put "sn", strLastName
	objNewUser.Put "displayName", strFullName
	objNewUser.SetPassword strPassword
	objNewUser.AccountDisabled = False
End If

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Author Comment

ID: 38908889
hi robsampson, i have not forgotten this and i will come back to this question, just finishing something else off!!  appreciated.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38911902
That's OK.  I'll be around ;-)
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Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 38987109
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".
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Expert Comment

ID: 38987110
I believe my comment ID 38886979 provides a decent answer.

Author Comment

ID: 38989839
hi robsampson, yes in the end i got it to work and updated my server at the same time with some unknown missing updates.

although that was not my question really it was after creating an 'ou & a user account' i wanted to add all other company details in the user account such as mobile phone, email address, name of company.

because of this i used the 'adsiedit.msc' to know what specific word code needs to be used, but when i added it, it would not work!!!

apologies for taking sometime to come back!!!!

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