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    Re: Bulk user creation

    email it to russ@mst-software.co.uk will sort it for you..

    Russ

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    done

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    I refuse to use it lol

    I want to finish my all-powerful script. Need to setup a test server just for trying it out lol

    Cheers
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    Re: Bulk user creation

    bulk user creation tools uploaded here: http://edugeek.net/index.php?name=Fo...ic&p=1226#1226

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    Pay MONEY!!!!

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    Im putting the finishing touches on my VB script at the moment . I wont be using addusers.exe this year

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Pay MONEY!!!!


    True.

    But it works.

    And it IS only £20......

    Paul

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    I'm seriously considering it Paul - even tho' I have my own method pretty much sewn up - this would be that little bit better

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    Nearly ready to run my vb script. I needs a lot of tidying up but its pretty functional. I used the win32 version of chown and xcacls.vbs in it as well.
    It reads a text file of names.
    Splits them into Firstname surname.
    Generates a username in the format we use eg smith.a
    Checks to see if it exists in AD already. If it does it will try smith.an and so on. Ps I dont like the naming convention but im stuck with it.
    Create the user.
    Set temp password.
    Flag it for being changed on first log on.
    Creates home directory
    Set NTFS persmissions
    Change ownership to the user (so quotas work properly)

    tada

    Ps anyone know how to do includes in VB script it doesnt seem to be as simple as

    include myfunctions.vbs

    ????

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    We bought a programme called AD Infinitum to add all of our users, but it cost a whopping £200 8O I was then talking about this to a 10th year VB guru and he said he would try to make a programme to do that. The whizzkid knocked up a rough version to do that year's imports! Using a SIMS (or any) .csv file. It fills in all fields you could ask for as well as creating usernames following any desired format. It creates home folders and sorts out permissions etc.

    A year later he had got his head around a VB.net and did version 2 with a much improved GUI. We said we would advertise it for him to make a bit of cash (about £60 per copy). He has now just left year 11 but will be coming back in 6th form.

    I think i should suggest to him to make this a free download/open source product to boost his profile. What do you all think? It would definately help all you techies out there.

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    It reads a text file of names.
    Splits them into Firstname surname.
    Generates a username in the format we use eg smith.a
    Checks to see if it exists in AD already. If it does it will try smith.an and so on. Ps I dont like the naming convention but im stuck with it.
    Create the user.
    Set temp password.
    Flag it for being changed on first log on.
    Creates home directory
    Set NTFS persmissions
    Change ownership to the user (so quotas work properly)

    tada
    Much like my batch script

    Ps anyone know how to do includes in VB script it doesnt seem to be as simple as

    include myfunctions.vbs

    ????
    um....dont you have to put brackets or "'s around the file you want to include (like php programming?)

    Don't know vbs i'm afraid [any good sites on where to learn it?]

    Nath

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    Quote Originally Posted by thom
    We bought a programme called AD Infinitum to add all of our users, but it cost a whopping £200 8O I was then talking about this to a 10th year VB guru and he said he would try to make a programme to do that. The whizzkid knocked up a rough version to do that year's imports! Using a SIMS (or any) .csv file. It fills in all fields you could ask for as well as creating usernames following any desired format. It creates home folders and sorts out permissions etc.

    A year later he had got his head around a VB.net and did version 2 with a much improved GUI. We said we would advertise it for him to make a bit of cash (about £60 per copy). He has now just left year 11 but will be coming back in 6th form.

    I think i should suggest to him to make this a free download/open source product to boost his profile. What do you all think? It would definately help all you techies out there.
    Indeed. £60 is too steep as you can pick up tools for £19 to do this. A free tool would be ideal though to raise his profile, especially as if it spreads far and wide, so will his name and reputation.

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    Yup, stick the GPL on it and Sourceforge will host it.

    When he does disappear off to uni you can keep his software working too.

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    Re: Bulk user creation

    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned CSVDE, it's included with Windows 2000 Server and Server 2003. It's what I use.

    The easiest way to get the hang of it is to use it to export your AD into a .csv file, then you can see the format required.

    Once the users are created, all I have to do is add them to groups. Server 2003 creates the home folders and profile folder with the correct NTFS permisions automatically.

    If anyone wants detailed info, just ask. But it will take me a while to create it.

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