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    Editing multiple user accounts

    I have to bite the bullet and change our user account policy of having one user account and password per class (primary school setup) to having each child with their own user account and password.

    I have software that will allow me to import users in bulk from a csv file(and it will also generate a separate medium complexity password for each user), but that will only set things up at a fairly basic level. I anticipate that each of these will need changes to their Profile tab in AD at least.

    There must be a way to do this other than having to go into the Properties of every single new user one at a time, mustn't there?? I guess this is something other primary school techies will be facing soon too. Help! Please!

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    Re: Editing multiple user accounts

    Server 2003 or 2000?

    For 2003, select all the users and right click, properties in ADUC. You can then set all the profiles to a mandatory one or set all the home folders. Home folders are easy, just fill it in with \\server\share\%username% and it will substitute the users login name - it will also create the home folders and set permission on them if the user running ADUC has relevant permissions (if admin, you will).

    You can also add all the users to groups in the same way.

    If server 2000 I can suggest something ugly, but it works (involving the old, non broken nt user tools).

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    Re: Editing multiple user accounts

    If you are not scared of the command line then the two commands you need are

    CSVDE to create student accounts from a CSV file

    NET USER to set default password and profile with /ProfilePath swtich

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    Re: Editing multiple user accounts

    Check out http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=re...LIHC_HlpKOsPYQ for some more info on CSVDE. It should do everything in one go.

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    Re: Editing multiple user accounts

    Thanks, folks. We are running server 2003 so it looks like it will be as simple as multiple selecting all the new accounts and changing them all at once, with the %username% variable. Yippee!! We have LNM, so I can input the users in bulk from a csv file. But the idea of changing all the user properties one-by-one was giving me sleepless nights...

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