ADManager Plus provides the ability to modify Active Directory user accounts by just importing a CSV file which contains the list of users and the corresponding attributes to be modified. This option can also be used to move multiple users from their current location /container (OU) to another.
While the modify users via CSV import feature allows you to move users who are located in different OUs ) in the domain, to the desired OUs(that is, if there are say 50 users being moved, all these users can be located in 5 different OUs and need not be from the same OU), the move users feature in 'Bulk User Management', allows you to move users who are located within any particular/specific OU to another OU.
To modify users via CSV import,
Know these Tabs:
Change Headers: Clicking on this will allow you to change the attributes (eg.given name to sn).
Update in AD:
A pop-up displays all the LDAP Attributes provided in your CSV. Select the ones that you wish to modify in the Active Directory, and click the "OK" button.
Click the "Show" link, and provide a Criteria to be used for locating the users accounts to be updated.
Match Criteria for users in AD:
This option helps you to accurately locate the user accounts that you wish to modify by using any specific LDAP attribute or a combination of LDAP attributes, as needed.
To specify the attributes based on which you wish to locate the users, click the show link and select the desired attributes.
For example, consider that you have two users with the name "John Smith" in your office and you want to update one of them. This option helps to identify the correct 'John Smith' uniquely by providing one or more LDAP attributes which are specific to that user.
The CSV import feature offers the following options which allow you to modify the user accounts exactly the way you need:
First create a CSV with all the updated information and then start the process.
It is recommended to give a unique value attribute like samaccountname, distinguishedname, userprincipalname to the users
If Multiple users match the same criteria then the users names will be appended by numbers starting from the number specifies the users with same name but distinguishes them by number.
The modifications done on UserAccountControl attributes using CSV will be appended.
An example entry to modify the "department" and "telephone number" for group of users is given below: