November 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm #31721
Hi. I am trying to create a Powershell script to run and create the following:
*Active directory Account including Name, Display Name, Description, Office, and Email under the General Tab.
*Under the Account tab, User logon name.
*Under Profile tab, the path and logon script; and the home folder (Connect to a specific path)
*Organization tab: Job title, Department, Company.
Is this possible? And can we add the member of groups to the script?
November 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm #31723
This should be very straightforward with a call to New-ADuser. Take a look at
get-help new-aduser -online
What type of of email system are you running?
November 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm #31724
Exchange 2010. Please be aware that I am a beginner at PowerShell.
November 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm #31725
Definitely very possible. Remote Server Administration Tools installed (with Active Directory module for Windows Powershell enabled) will provide Active Directory cmdlets designed to do AD administrative tasks, such as your requested items. Take a look at New-ADUser, Set-ADUser and Add-ADGroupMember.
There are also some 3rd party AD management tools from Quest (now Dell) that can be used as well. Most of the commandlets are the same (Get-ADUser is Get-QADUser), but these commands require less work for certain tasks, especially in auditing
There is a LOT of examples of using these tools, so give them a try (preferably in a test environment) and let us know if you have any questions.
November 6, 2015 at 12:24 am #31736
For the below you need to download the questad software – http://ss64.com/ps/quest.html
first line adds the Quest module to your PS window / Session
Add-PSSnapin Quest.ActiveRoles.ADManagement Get-QADUser -searchroot "OU=Users,DC=global,DC=domain,DC=com" -SizeLimit 0 -Enabled -includedProperties * | select-object name, office,parentcontainer,description,email,userprincipalname,department,title,company,homedirectory | Out-GridView | out-file c:\results.csv
this outputs to a gridview & saves a csv, replace the -searchroot "OU=.........OU=....." with your own OU structure you want to search or simply delete -searchroot "....." to search all
November 6, 2015 at 1:12 am #31738
If we are talking software, you can have a look at Adaxes: https://www.petri.com/softerra-adaxes-review-active-directory-management-automation-solution
It allows you to automate the CSV import or create custom web forms for input of user data via AD web interface. Basically it makes user creation a single button action that is easy to setup and maintain.
November 6, 2015 at 1:25 am #31739
sorry bad wording by myself, QuestAd is a PS module.
but on the software front for AD reporting i use – http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADReportingTool/Info.html
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