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    AD Help

    Hi,

    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
    Stuart

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    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?

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    You can create an Excel spreadsheet and import it directly. Click here for details.

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    Hi, sorry what i didnt mention is that we are moving away from RM

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    @ meastaugh1 , do you use Active User Manager?

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    Hi,
    If i create a user in this program will it make a share for me so i can map it as a home directory

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    @ meastaugh1 , do you use Active User Manager?
    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maark View Post
    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.
    Yeah - we use that one too - its nice & easy

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    WiseSoft - Resources for IT Professionals ( free registration ) has bulk users and permissions utilities that work and are pretty good.

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    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

    Thanks
    Stuart

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