Similar here boredguy,
I used to use a vbs but converted to powershell a couple years ago.
A scheduled export of student data from our SIS + scheduled run of said script = AD / email accounts automagically created 1 day after enrollment.
Just been playing with that dovestones one. Starts very promisingly, looks decent, but within 5 minutes realised it's coded by geeks with no regard to the end user. It looks simpler than AD Infinitum but in fact far more complicated to use, unnecessarily. Very usable if you really can be bothered to find out the relevant distinguished names etc but that really is pointless. At least with ADI you can save presets for each type of user. Sort of a shame really as it'll pull from SQL databases, so could be used to pull from SIMS. Slightest bit of tinkering would make it very purchaseworthy.
Last edited by synaesthesia; 5th July 2013 at 12:30 PM.
Now we have moved to Office 365, their e-mail account gets created around upto 3 hours after their user account by the time the basic account is created, then our own PS script runs to set licenses and mailbox policies
We do similar to some previous posters, using a powershell script that checks an exported report from SIMS and then checks against AD. If it finds any new users then accounts are created, dropped in the right year group/OU, mailboxes set up, and an e-mail sent to us and the IT teaching department with details. The scheduled task runs hourly so any accounts are created pretty quickly once on SIMS.
bodminman (10th July 2013)
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