Bulk creation of AD user in multiple OU

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      Newbie powershell learner here.

      I wanted to create a script that will automate the bulk creation of our AD

      I have an import csv with list of name,location,OU,etc. (I wanted to remove the OU property on the CSV file and have a script where it will automatically put in the user account on it’s OU by each location)

      if (! (Get-ADUser -Filter {SamAccountName -eq $Username}))      {

      Write-Warning “A user account $Username has already exist in Active Directory.”        }

      else

      #If a user does not exist then create a new user account

      #Account will be created in the OU listed in the $OU variable in the CSV file; don’t forget to change the domain name in the”-UserPrincipalName” variable

      New-ADUser

      -SamAccountName $Username

      -UserPrincipalName “[email protected]

      -Name “$Firstname $Lastname”

      -GivenName $Firstname

      -Surname $Lastname

      -Enabled $True

      -ChangePasswordAtLogon $True

      -DisplayName “$Lastname, $Firstname”

      -Department $Department

      -Path $OU

      -Description $description

      -state $State

      -street $Street

      -office $Office

      -EmailAddress $Email

      -city $city

      -PostalCode $Zipcode

      -Country $Country

      -Title $Jobtitle

      -Company $Company ` -AccountPassword (convertto-securestring $password -AsPlainText -Force)

       

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      How are you generating the username? There is usually name collisions like John Smith, Jane Smith, etc., so it’s a bit more involved that joining parts of a name. If you have that information from HR, you should also have the EmployeeId and should set it in AD. Eventually you will want to reconcile the data to ensure there is a match 1:1 for users, and then your script can update existing users and create new users.

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