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    Active directory user creation, i need a tool

    I'm after a tool people can use rather than using active directory itself to create user accounts.

    What I'm after is something i can set some pre-set settings in for things such as user profile etc. Normally people are right clicking peoples accounts and saying copy, then just filling in the details, but the problem is we're using the job title, department, zip code and state fields for custom information which is pulled in by other programs (such as door proximity card codes to access copiers) and as much as i remind people they're still making mistakes in not removing this information when an account is copied and this information is copied with it. So I'm ending up with duplicate codes, and it's driving me crazy that people can't remember a simple instruction.

    So what I'm after is a tool that i can set preset settings in for user profile, home folder location etc. Does anyone know of any programs that could do that? If not I'll no doubt have to write my own

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    powershell script that reads from a csv?

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    Just found exactly what i need, Z-Hire: Z-Hire Active Directory, Exchange, Lync, Office 365 User Creation Tool

    This is brilliant! Creating a template for each year group, then just need AD managers to enter details on the right. Only downside is that i can't protect the settings on the left from being edited by anyone else, but it's 90% of the way there at least

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    I use an spreadsheet to do this I downloaded from here:

    Wisesoft - Account Management Spreadsheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Not what I'm after though, I'm only after creating individual users, like when they come to the door one by one throughout the year, rather than any form of bulk user creation. (already got a good tool for that)

    Infact it appears no one read what i was actually after, and just went by the title

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    We use AD Manager Plus by ManageEngine to do this and other things.

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    Flo user Manager is pretty good - free evaluation copy but you have to pay to use the full thing.

    You can create templates so new users are setup as required, but all other details still are left blank.
    Last edited by gtg93; 17th June 2014 at 12:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Not what I'm after though, I'm only after creating individual users, like when they come to the door one by one throughout the year, rather than any form of bulk user creation. (already got a good tool for that)

    Infact it appears no one read what i was actually after, and just went by the title
    The account management spreadsheet can do that.... - Anyway I cant see in the OP where you say you want it for individual people?

    I would look at some sort of tool to Sync SIMS with AD. That's what we do. Makes life so much easier!
    Last edited by FN-GM; 17th June 2014 at 12:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The account management spreadsheet can do that.... - Anyway I cant see in the OP where you say you want it for individual people?

    I would look at some sort of tool to Sync SIMS with AD. That's what we do. Makes life so much easier!
    hmmm i didn't make it that clear i suppose, when i was talking about right clicking and copying a user i meant creating an individual when they appear at the door. Anyway, i've found Z-Hire to be the program for me in this instance, fantastic program, and free.

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