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    Import fictional active directory users

    Hi,

    I had googled this and was surprised not to find much.

    I have a test AD setup. I test various stuff on it. I would like to import a number of fictional users. Does anyone know where i could obtain this please? It would be nice if there are some specially for AD that use most fields but it isnt a must.

    Thanks

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    Just create them yourself in a spreadsheet and import them with addusers.exe.

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    I know how to import users that easy. I am just after a pile of fictional data.

    Thanks

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    You mean like you would use Lorem Ipsum text to populate a webpage?

    Edit http://generator.my-addr.com/generat...nline_tool.php

    may help but only generates usernames

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    It's very easy with excel to do that, just create one line like FicUser1, password1,............. and so on and tehn copy the data down. You can have as many as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    You mean like you would use Lorem Ipsum text to populate a webpage?
    I could but proper names, job titles etc would be better. When testing stuff you would get a better feel of what it would be like in production.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    It's very easy with excel to do that, just create one line like FicUser1, password1,............. and so on and tehn copy the data down. You can have as many as you want.
    I would but i dont have time to do 1000 users and fill in every field in AD i would run out of names as well

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    Sounds like a KS3 ICT assignment if you ask me!

    "Produce a system to randomly generate fictional user records with the following columns in a spreadsheet..."

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    Like I say you only need to create one row, make sure that each field ends with a number, when you copy the data down the number appends to the next. You can create 1000 users in about 2 seconds once you have the first row set up.

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    What can i say i never did pay attention in ICT ha ha

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    Even better: List of Random Names

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    That one will create a list of up to 50 random names that you can export as a text file. I'm still looking for something a bit better.

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    Any good?

    Filling up Active Directory (AD) with some test data - Keith Combs&#39 Blahg - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Little bit of find and replace to customise the domain parts and bobs your dads brother!

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    Slight tangent but many years ago GPMC arrrived and it came with some scripts: One will export full AD config (users, groups, memberships, OU structure, AD permissions, GPOs inc GPPs) to an XML file plus sysvol-like folders for the GPOs, and another will import all of that into a fresh DC. Still works on 2008 R2.

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