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I have been using a product called interjigsaw for ...
8th June 2010, 10:29 AM #1
Creating new users?
What do people use to create new users in active directory?
I have been using a product called interjigsaw for many years but the license is coming to an end.
I would like something that can create the user, password, description, home folder, permissions and if possible an exchange account as well.
How do you do it?
8th June 2010, 11:01 AM #2
i use an excel sheet give it first name last name year of entry for each user and server name /domain name overall and it generates code that i can copy and paste into a batch file to create users, create shares and set permissions
8th June 2010, 11:13 AM #3
8th June 2010, 11:16 AM #4
I've just written a powershell script that does all of that. All we need to do is tell it if they are a student/nonteaching/teaching and their first and last name (and year if a student). it then creates a user in AD, adds them to the necessary AD Groups, makes their home folder and sets permissions. It also creates a exchange mailbox for staff.
Took me ages to do and typically we've hardly had anyone start since!
This is for individual users but can easily be edited to use a csv containing just that info to bulk create users.
8th June 2010, 11:18 AM #5
UMRA I use, its great and very easy to customise.
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8th June 2010, 11:29 AM #6
XIA Automation Server - CENTREL Solutions
Excellent product, flexible and really good support too.
8th June 2010, 11:37 AM #7
We use a piece of software called Salamander, really simple as it creates users from when they are created in Sims.net (or other MIS). does all the things that you have specified.
10th June 2010, 12:43 PM #8
Any free/opensource ones?
8th July 2010, 12:33 PM #9
Can you post the script please?
Originally Posted by bmdixon
I think power shell is probably the way I'm going to go with this.
8th July 2010, 12:37 PM #10
I can, but at the moment it is very specific to this school. I'll see if i can get it a bit more generic/easier to understand.
Originally Posted by zag
How are your usernames set up? This is one of the things that i expect will vary quite a lot between schools so won't be able to get the script working out of the box for everyone....
8th July 2010, 12:38 PM #11
For free, I've used AccountManagement, which is a macro enabled Excel spreadsheet which integrates with AD. You set all the options on one page, select Groups etc, then just paste in your users from a csv, SIMS export etc. It creates the user areas unlike some I've used too. It has been superb - I had to use NTFSFix afterwards to set ownership of the new folders to the students, but this is simple too, and only really neessary if you use quotas.
8th July 2010, 01:20 PM #12
+1 for this excellent product.
Originally Posted by box_l
It should also be noted that user creation is only a very small part of what this product can do, and it is cheap.
I have no affiliation with the product - I'm singing its praises because I use it.
8th July 2010, 04:28 PM #13
I wasn't really expecting it to work out of the box, just interested in the way you do it.
Originally Posted by bmdixon
Our groups are setup like this
I've been following this guide but need to modify it for exchange 2003
Last edited by zag; 8th July 2010 at 04:30 PM.
8th July 2010, 04:32 PM #14
Active User Manager - Free and works great...
Dont know which OS you have - it states that it works on Win2k and Win2k3
8th July 2010, 11:17 PM #15
i Second Active User Manager
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