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How to create contacts in Active Directory?

Objective: Create contacts in Active Directory using ADManager Plus.

ADManager Plus allows you create single or multiple Active Directory contact objects using templates or CSV files, or through automation.

Steps to create Active Directory contact manually

Single contact creation:

  • Logon to ADManager Plus.
  • Go to Management → Contact management → Create single contact.
  • In the single contact creation layout, enter all the necessary details and click Create.

Bulk contacts creation:

  • Logon to ADManager Plus.
  • Go to Management → Contact Management → Create Bulk Contacts. (or) AD Mgmt → Contact Management → Create Contacts (under CSV import).
  • In the bulk contacts creation section, click the Import icon to import the CSV file containing the contact details.
  • Click Next to select the container (OU) and click Create Contacts.

Steps to create Active Directory contacts automatically

  • Logon to ADManager Plus.
  • Click the Automation tab.
  • Select Create New Automation.
  • Enter a suitable automation name and description. Choose the domain from the drop down list.
  • Set Contact Automation as the category.
  • Under Automation Task/Policy, select Create Contact from the drop down list.
  • You can choose the template from the pre-configured templates list.
  • For input, you can upload the CSV file containing the contact details by providing the location of the CSV file.
  • Specify the time at which this task is to be run. Enable SMS or/and Email notification, if necessary.
  • Click Save.

Once the automation is executed, contacts will be created in Active Directory.


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