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I'm trying to make a few users using the DSADD command the following below is what my command is:

dsadd user "cn=TestUser01,ou=Trainer1 Users,ou=Trainer1,ou=Trainer,dc=TrainingDC,dc=com" -upn TestUser01@TrainingDC.com-display TestUser01 -pwd P@$$w0rd -mustchpwd yes-hmdir \\trainingdc\home\TestUser01 -hmdrv H:-profile \\trainingdc\profiles\TestUser01 -memberof "cn=TestUsers,ou=Trainer1 Users,ou=Trainer1,ou=Trainer,dc=TrainingDC,dc=com"

However when I hit enter I get the following error:

D:\>dsadd user "cn=TestUser01,ou=Trainer1 Users,ou=Trainer1,ou=Trainer,dc=TrainingDC,dc=com" -upn TestUser01@TrainingDC.com-display TestUser01 -pwd P@$$w0rd -mustchpwd yes-hmdir \\trainingdc\home\TestUser01 -hmdrv H:-profile \\trainingdc\profiles\TestUser01 -memberof "cn=TestUsers,ou=Trainer1 Users,ou=Trainer1,ou=Trainer,dc=TrainingDC,dc=com"
dsadd failed: 'TestUser01' is an unknown parameter
type dsadd /? for help

I'm learning about DSADD so it wouldn't surprise me if I'm missing something that I just overlooked.
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by:Gabriel Clifton
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It might just be the way everything is displayed here or a copy paste error but you need a space here
-upn TestUser01@TrainingDC.com-display
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-upn TestUser01@TrainingDC.com -display
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by:jjmekkattil
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I did notice that I was missing a space between @TrainingDC.com and -display so I went ahead and fixed that but now I am getting the following error:

dsadd failed:The parameter is incorrect
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by:Gabriel Clifton
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I do not see a samid, not really needed because it can get it from cn. Here is a sample of a dsadd I use, maybe this will help.

dsadd user "cn=%First% %Last%,ou=%SCampus%,ou=student,DC=domain,DC=com" -samid %loginid% -pwd "%Pass%" -upn %loginid%@domain.com -fn "%First%" -ln "%Last%" -display "%First% %Last%" -memberof "cn=%StudentCN%,ou=Groups,DC=domain,DC=com" "CN=Students,OU=Groups,DC=domain,DC=com" -disabled no -canchpwd no -pwdneverexpires yes -desc "%StudentDesc%"
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by:Gabriel Clifton
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space before -hmdir
still looking through your command
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by:Gabriel Clifton
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and space between H:-profile
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dsadd user "cn=TestUser01,ou=Trainer1 Users,ou=Trainer1,ou=Trainer,dc=TrainingDC,dc=com" -upn TestUser01@TrainingDC.com -display TestUser01 -pwd P@$$w0rd -mustchpwd yes -hmdir \\trainingdc\home\TestUser01 -hmdrv H: -profile \\trainingdc\profiles\TestUser01 -memberof "cn=TestUsers,ou=Trainer1 Users,ou=Trainer1,ou=Trainer,dc=TrainingDC,dc=com"

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Stupid spaces!!!  It worked thanks!
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No problem, sometimes it is the second pair of eyes that makes all of the difference.
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