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    Users for a test network

    I need a quick way to create about 500 users for my test network at home. Does anyone know of a program or something that will allow me to this?

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    Re: Users for a test network

    IIRC, there is a script on the TechNet Script Centre that does just this. It's always a good place to start anyway.

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    Re: Users for a test network

    I have an excel spreadsheet that creates the users and home folders, shares them and CALCS them and sets the share permission under 2003 and 2000 server. The only thing it doesn't do is create the exchange accounts which is a simple select all the users then remove the exchange attributes then create the whole account.

    Would you like an email with it, all you do is export your pupils in year groups as CSVs from NovaT and then Copy and Paste them and edit the year details.

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    Re: Users for a test network

    I suppose we are all assuming that it's a windows test network? A bit more info from the original post would have clarified this and also if you want to automagically create home folders and set permissions etc...???

    Ben

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    Re: Users for a test network

    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry
    The only thing it doesn't do is create the exchange accounts which is a simple select all the users then remove the exchange attributes then create the whole account.
    Gaz
    My script creates the Exchange accounts and moves the users to the correct OU too!

    Would be willing to share it if anyone is interested.

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    Re: Users for a test network

    Just post it in the scripts forum.

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    Re: Users for a test network

    First off let me apologise for not making my self clear. I am in the process the process of creating a test enviroment at home to allow me to test various tings and I want to have a decent number of user accounts to allow me to test various group policy settings etc. As I am going to be trashing this on a regular basis I want an easy to create a large number of users along with home folders etc as plexer stated. Hope that helps.

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    Re: Users for a test network

    A USB-compatible typewriter and a few hundred chimpanzees should suffice

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    Re: Users for a test network

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    Just post it in the scripts forum.
    ... and I will add it to the sticky for all to see!!!

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    Re: Users for a test network

    @richard: I found the page for you... http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr....mspx?mfr=true - this will create 1000 accounts!

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    Re: Users for a test network

    try this script / Excel Sheet

    Add the users info to the spreadsheet, then edit the vbs file to point to your excel sheet, and edit the LDAP string for your domain..

    Only thing I can never get to work is creating the home folders, but just delete the column and try again if it fails
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Users for a test network

    Thanks guys. Sorry for being a pain but I have been up to my eyes with work and have just got my first Freelance contract as well. I really should have set this all up beforehand but oh well....

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    Re: Users for a test network

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    A USB-compatible typewriter and a few hundred chimpanzees should suffice
    ROFL... now where can i get a few hundred chimpanzees or will spider monkeys do?

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    Re: Users for a test network

    how about, backup AD, then restore AD into the test machine?

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