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  • Nice (free) bulk user creator?

    Hi all

    As some of you may know I wrote my own bulk user creator in days gone by but now we have gone to Server 2008 R2 domain controllers we wanted something nice and more feature rich.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Must be able to:

    * Create accounts from CSV (no user interaction preferred)
    * Create exchange mailbox
    * Allow AD user attributes to be modified (such as employeeID)
    * Create home drives with correct permissions
    * Add users to groups
    * Set password from CSV
    * Force change password at first logon

    Would be nice if it:

    * Could run a command line util for each user (we have print credit software that needs each account crediting with a balance)
    * Email success or failure log to sys-admin

    Thanks in advance!
    Server 2000 MCP
    Development: ASP, ASP.Net, PHP, VB, VB.Net, MySQL, MSSQL - Check out my blog http://tonyyeb.blogspot.com

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  • #2
    Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

    Joeware.net could possibly save the day again.

    You may need a combination of ADMOD with EXCHMBX:

    http://www.joeware.net/freetools/index.htm

    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
    www.m80arm.co.uk
    MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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    • #3
      Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

      Would prefer a nice all in one package to be honest Michael.
      Server 2000 MCP
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      • #4
        Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

        What about writing it with Powershell?
        Marcel
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        • #5
          Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

          What is wrong with buying a product that does what I want rather than spending my time on such a project? This way I don't get support calls from the IT bods!
          Server 2000 MCP
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          • #6
            Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

            Well, you did say "free" first time round.....

            Sorry, no bright suggestions from me
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
            IT Trainer / Consultant
            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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            • #7
              Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

              I did say free, that is true. I have found a nice tool that will do most of what I want for $99.

              http://www.dovestones.com/products/A...t_Features.asp
              Server 2000 MCP
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              • #8
                Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

                Looks cool!
                Tom Jones
                MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
                IT Trainer / Consultant
                Ossian Ltd
                Scotland

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                • #9
                  Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

                  but isn't free
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Nice (free) bulk user creator?

                    I completely understand your quest and respect your decision - but the Dovestone product was honestly the best AU$90 I have spent on software in a long time. I view it as akin to buying a good wrench. It's a tax deduction and it helps pay the wages of a programmer or two. I also own Passenger too, as I run 2 Xservers and I just really love the time it saves every year. I did look at a lot of options for both platforms including all types of scripting. Just my 2. Good luck.

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