Create Contacts in Active Directory


Contact creation is essential when there are people (who are not part of your organization) to whom you would like to send only mails and have their contact information stored in your database. With ADManager Plus, you can create bulk contact objects in a flash.

 

Procedure:

Contact creation is a simple process where you have to import the CSV file which contains the list of contacts that need to be created along with the relevant attributes. Then select the OU in which the contacts have to be created .

 

You can create contacts for external users. To perform this operation follow the steps below:

  1. Select the AD Mgmt tab.

  2. Click the Create contacts link under CSV import.

  3. Import the CSV file and click OK.

  4. Once you see the list imported click Next.

  5. Select the container from the list provided.

  6. Click on 'Create contacts'

  7. The list of contacts that have been created will be displayed.

 

NOTE:

  1. To create mail enabled contacts use "targetAddress"(External Email Address) and "mailNickname"(Mail Alias Name) as headers in CSV file.

  2. To create Mail Enabled Contacts in Exchange 2007/2010, you must have ADManager Plus installed on the same machine where Exchange Management Console is also installed.

An example entry to create contacts is below.

 

name,givenName,displayName,description,mail,co,department,telephoneNumber

J Smith,james,James Smith,Contract Person,jamessmith@yahoo.com,ABC and Co,Pantry,345-987-1256

William,james,James William,Contract Person,jameswilliam@yahoo.com,ABC and Co,Pantry,345-997-1256


To create a mail-enabled contact, use the below sample:

name,description,telephoneNumber,targetAddress,msExchAdminGroup,mailNickname

James Smith,Contract Person,987-765-5467,"smtp:jamessmith@yahoo.com","/o=First Organization/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)",jamessmith

James William,Contract Person,987-765-5467,"smtp:jameswilliam@yahoo.com","/o=First Organization/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)",jameswilliam

 

Sample CSV File



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