Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, AD Help in Technical; Hi,
I am new at using a AD and i am trying to see if there is a way that ...
11th October 2009, 09:05 PM #1
I am new at using a AD and i am trying to see if there is a way that i can create users so that the generate everything automatically like auto make the user path and home dirs. I am used to using RMManagement Console.
The main problem im having is that if a normally want to create a user they sit in different OU's i.e. the year the students join, and i dont want to create users and then all of the home directories are in the workg place. I am trying to basically use the AD structure and apply in on the drive so if i need to look for work from the server its easy.
Hope it makes sence
11th October 2009, 09:13 PM #2
The RM Management Console does (or at least should) automatically setup user home and profile paths.
Not sure I understand your second paragraph. You do know that the RM Management Console creates the user accounts in active directory, right?
11th October 2009, 09:19 PM #3
You can create an Excel spreadsheet and import it directly. Click here for details.
11th October 2009, 09:21 PM #4
Hi, sorry what i didnt mention is that we are moving away from RM
11th October 2009, 09:36 PM #5
11th October 2009, 09:44 PM #6
@ meastaugh1 , do you use Active User Manager?
11th October 2009, 09:48 PM #7
If i create a user in this program will it make a share for me so i can map it as a home directory
11th October 2009, 09:57 PM #8
No, we still use RMMC for managing user accounts atm, just recall having seen it before and looked quite useful. Have you and had problems then?
Originally Posted by cookie_monster
12th October 2009, 09:46 AM #9
Have a look for a program called DSADD (It's a windows server componenet and there should be plenty of info on Microsoft's website)
Combine it with some excel work and away you go.
12th October 2009, 10:15 AM #10
Have a look at the AD-OD integration stuff in the mac section. It has a vbs script that will add the user from a CSV file which will populate the password field, the home dir field, the letter mapped to their home dir and also populate their home dir with a documents folder. It will also create the users in the OU that you specify.
It's quite a good script.
You will need to create the Home Dir share manually but there is a wiki entry on this site for that, whether using mandatory or roaming profiles. Search for profiles in the Wiki section to get what you need.
12th October 2009, 10:25 AM #11
Can't you create a default user under each OU and on each default user setup the correct options using the %username% and other variables where relevant and then to create a new user once you have each default user setup just right click on it and copy or something along those lines - cant remember exact steps but re call doing something like that.
12th October 2009, 11:49 AM #12
I recommend AD Bulk Users from Dovestones - you have to buy it but it is not too expensive.
You can create or edit bulk users and create home folders with the correct permssions.
12th October 2009, 12:52 PM #13
Yeah - we use that one too - its nice & easy
Originally Posted by maark
12th October 2009, 01:15 PM #14
WiseSoft - Resources for IT Professionals ( free registration ) has bulk users and permissions utilities that work and are pretty good.
13th October 2009, 01:04 PM #15
Hi thanks for all the replies, we are moving away from RM, NetMgr's decision. What i would like was just a simple app the i could open and say if it a student in year 7 then there home directories and profile are made in the correct place on the server .i.e. jack in yr seven would be in OU users --> Students --> 09 .. and his work will be on server HDD\Users\Students\09\... so the HDD layout is implicated into AD then if we move a user from 09 to 08 there work is moved also, Although i would move a yr7 in yr8, its practical for when we need to manage teacher.
Sorry it long winded probably bored now
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