Active Directory Powershell

Posted on 2014-09-29
Last Modified: 2014-10-03
I have a pshell script that creates users based on the <NewQAD-User> method my problem is I have a csv file with a column name of "Logon Usrename" that has all the SAMAccounts and I would like the script to see if the `New Logon Names` exist in AD and then display if they are or not...
I have done some research and have managed to find something similar on the`Net' , however I need a little help as I dont know how to reference my "Logon Username" column in this script.
Please if you can assist me in this I would greatly appreciate it allot

<# Imran Pathan > Find if the user exist in AD #> 
$UserList=IMPORT-CSV C:\FINAL_SCRIPTS\findUsers.csv 
$DC = 'PDC002.mydomain.local' 
Connect-QADService -service $DC 
Function FindDomainUser 
        [string] $_SamAccountName 
    #-------------------- Find user --------------------------# 
    if(Get-QADUser -SamAccountName $_SamAccountName) 
         Write-Host "User Exist - $_SamAccountName" 
         Write-Host "User Don't Exist - $_SamAccountName"  
#------------------ Find user End --------------------------# 
FOREACH ($Person in $UserList) { 
    FindDomainUser $Person.SamAccountName 

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Question by:Jason Laskey
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Learnctx earned 500 total points
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For properties which contain a space just encapsulate them in brackets.
FOREACH ($Person in $UserList) { 
    FindDomainUser $Person."Logon Username" 

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by:Jason Laskey
ID: 40349447
Will try this during today that <learnctx> one more thing I would be greatly happy with is perhaps have a script like this that checks to see if the userlogon name exist and then if it does make it <userlogon name> +<1> and then once all the new users have been created display it either on the screen or <pipe> it to a txt file?

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by:Jason Laskey
ID: 40349677
@ Learnctx My buddy it works I will award you the points but before I close do you perhaps have a solution for my above< I would be greatly happy with is perhaps have a script like this that checks to see if the userlogon name exist and then if it does make it <userlogon name> +<1> and then once all the new users have been created display it either on the screen or <pipe> it to a txt file?> but anyway you are a legend as this was what I am looking for
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I don't have the quest cmdlets, but using the AD cmdlets you could just implement a simple counter.

While ($ContinueScript)
	try {$x=Get-ADUser -Identity $newuser -ErrorAction Stop; "$newuser exists already";$counter++}catch{$ContinueScript=$false}
## go on to create the user with new-qaduser or whatever the command is.

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Something like the above. It will check for example jsmith. It will find jsmith and then the counter will increment by 1. It will keep searching for a new unique user name by incrementing the counter by 1 until say jsmith5 doesn't exist. It will then set $ContinueScript=$false and break out of the while loop.

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by:Jason Laskey
ID: 40351666
Hi Buddy and thank you again for you assistance as much appreciated..just so that we are on the same page here though...<does this script run and then if it find that the username is already in use will it prompt you to type in a new username then and then create the `new username' after you type it in? Also I have custom attributes like tel number, address etc...will this still be amended to the new user name?

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by:Jason Laskey
ID: 40351669
This is my script I am currently using
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Add-PSSnapin quest.activeroles.admanagement
Import-Csv "c:\bin\NewUsers.csv" | ForEach-Object {
 $userPrinc = $_."Logon Username" + ""
 New-QADUser -Name $_.Name `
 -ParentContainer $_."Container" `
 -SamAccountName $_."Logon Username" `
 -UserPassword "Password01" `
 -FirstName $_."First Name" `
 -LastName $_."Last Name" `
 -physicalDeliveryOfficeName $_."Office" `
 -telephoneNumber $_."Telephone Number" `
 -streetAddress $_."Street Address" `
 -l $_."City" `
 -st $_."State" `
 -postalCode $_."Postal Code" `
 -facsimileTelephoneNumber $_."Fax Number" `
 -title $_."Job Title" `
 -department $_."Department" `
 -company $_."Company" `
 -manager $_."Manager" `
 -Description $_."Job Title" `
 -UserPrincipalName $userPrinc `
 -DisplayName $_."Name" ;`
 Add-QADGroupMember -identity $_."Email Group 1" -Member $_."Logon Username" ;`
 Add-QADGroupMember -identity $_."Email Group 2" -Member $_."Logon Username" ;`
 Add-QADGroupMember -identity $_."Email Group 3" -Member $_."Logon Username" ;`
 Add-QADGroupMember -identity $_."Email Group 4" -Member $_."Logon Username" ;`
 Add-QADGroupMember -identity $_."Email Group 5" -Member $_."Logon Username" ;`
 Set-QADUser -identity $_."Logon Username" `
 -UserMustChangePassword $true `

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by:Jason Laskey
ID: 40358897
This worked! Thats allot for your assistance in this task!

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