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PS Script to manage users in AD

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Hey all, I am trying to use powershell to add a user to about to 25 groups. I could easily do the copy method when creating the user on the fly. The request to add to the groups came after the creation of the user, and I don't want to delete and start over. What I did for starters is export the group listing from an existing user. Now I want to find a way to run a script that will look at the list of groups, then add the user to all of them. (Here comes the suggestion to use Quest, lol). I would love to use Quest, but I want to be able to share the script with my team, I am the only one that has the Active Roles Management installed. So, a traditional powershell script would be nice.
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by:footech
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Do you have a 2008 R2 (or newer) DC?
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by:xzay1967
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Sorry forgot to mention my environment, it is 2008R2
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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There are a number of PowerShell scripts available which does what you need.

What you need is a For Loop to process list of groups from a text file.

Please hold while I create one for you!

I am also designing a tool which will do the job easier and save IT admins time.

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Prashant Girennavar earned 2000 total points
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Below is the script.

import-module activedirectory

$b = Read-Host"Provide the User Account"
$a = get-content C:\Group.txt
Foreach($group in $a)
{
Add-ADGroupMember -Identity $group -Members $b
}

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Here ,
 $b = The user account Name which needs to be added to the group

The groups should be listed in C:\Group.txt file

Hope this helps

Thanks,

_Prashant_
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