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  • How to Copy AD user account?

    I must be missing something rather obvious here but I cannot see how to copy an Active Directory user account using the Active Directory Administrative Center in Windows Server 2012 R2. Under 2008 you right-click the account and choose 'Copy...'.

    There's no 'Copy' option in ADAC.

    Feel free to embarrass me...
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  • #2
    Hi, i'm not sure about your specific problem but i may know a work around.
    I created a new shortcut on the desktop and typed dsa.msc then opened the usual ADUC console with all the options.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by uk_network View Post
      Hi, i'm not sure about your specific problem but i may know a work around.
      I created a new shortcut on the desktop and typed dsa.msc then opened the usual ADUC console with all the options.
      Yes, thanks a lot. I know I can use ADUC but I thought the 'Administrative Center' being a new-fangled way of presenting ADUC would have the same (and more) functionality.
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      • #4
        True, it's gone. To that, someone at Microsoft will probably answer that they ran a survey through their customers and found that "copy" is the least used option, therefore they removed it...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by danielp View Post
          True, it's gone. To that, someone at Microsoft will probably answer that they ran a survey through their customers and found that "copy" is the least used option, therefore they removed it...
          Thanks

          Acting upon something that requires no action. I think you may be right as I have seen this before when MS staff have said xx% preferred this, so we removed the other part the lesser percentage of our user base were using. Pointless, why remove functionality - there's nothing to gain
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          • #6
            You can use powershell to copy a user account, one line command as well.

            Use get-ADUser and pipe it into new-ADUser then you will need to run get-ADUser.memberof and populate the account with add-ADGroupMember

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            • #7
              Originally posted by danielp View Post
              True, it's gone. To that, someone at Microsoft will probably answer that they ran a survey through their customers and found that "copy" is the least used option, therefore they removed it...
              Ah, that explains why EDLIN.COM was left in the 32 bit version of Windows 7. It MUST be useful. Sweet!

              I don't have a AD setup right now but surely the option would really be a MOVE one as copy would imply leaving the original object and making a duplicate at the target location. Can't have 2 objects with the same name in AD. Now I have to go and make a 2008 and a 2012 DC and check this.
              Last edited by biggles77; 17th July 2015, 17:09. Reason: Forgot to add the smilie. DOH!!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by biggles77 View Post

                Ah, that explains why EDLIN.COM was left in the 32 bit version of Windows 7. It MUST be useful. Sweet!

                I don't have a AD setup right now but surely the option would really be a MOVE one as copy would imply leaving the original object and making a duplicate at the target location. Can't have 2 objects with the same name in AD. Now I have to go and make a 2008 and a 2012 DC and check this.
                That's not what a copy does. All it really does is creates a new user with the same details, excluding name and SID, etc., as the profile being copied.

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                • #9
                  Ah yes, used to make User Templates with the account all configured except for the Name and Password and then Copy the sucker. I really read that post wrong eh.

                  Sorry Mark, I read it as you wanting to "copy" the User object from one OU to another (as in move it). Dumb arse me!

                  (Pssst, Thanks Wullie)
                  Last edited by biggles77; 17th July 2015, 12:21.
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                  • #10
                    Haha - I was a little perplexed by your answer but as you're far more erudite than I am in these matters I wanted to let the idea sink in before getting back to you in case I was missing something really obvious Thanks anyway - I always appreciate everyone's responses
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                    • #11
                      erudite Nice word!! Don't ever think that. I am sure you know more about Server 2012 than I will now ever learn. Sorry again for any confusion caused.
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                      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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                      • #12
                        Eeek, had not used ADAC before and I don't like it. Very clunky IMO compared to ADUC. Feels more like the early MMC. I suppose by Server 2020 they will have it sorted out.
                        1 1 was a racehorse.
                        2 2 was 1 2.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                          Eeek, had not used ADAC before and I don't like it. Very clunky IMO compared to ADUC. Feels more like the early MMC. I suppose by Server 2020 they will have it sorted out.
                          Yes. My first impressions were that it is not as user-friendly as the traditional ADUC console. I find it quite 'sparse' as it is.
                          A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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                          • #14
                            But it does include some features (managed passwords, for example) which are not in ADUC.
                            I'm with Chris and Blood, though - not as good as the traditional console
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