Creating Bulk Users


Whenever a large number of employees join an organization, it becomes imperative for administrators to create bulk user accounts in a short span of time. With ADManager Plus, bulk user creation can be performed in a jiffy.

 

Procedure:

 

ADManager Plus provides various options to create multiple user accounts in your Windows domain. You can either manually "add users " to the Active Directory or just import a CSV file which contains the necessary user attributes. Then, just select the container in which the user has to be created and finally hit the Create user button.

 

Steps :

  1. Click AD Mgmt tab

  2. Click the Create Bulk Users link under Create Users to invoke the Create Bulk Users wizard.

  3. Select the domain from the  select domain combo box.

  4. You have the following options to add users:

    1. Click Add Users button and specify the user attributes to add users manually. Continue adding more users by clicking the Add More Users button.

    2. Click Import button to import the user details from a csv file.

    3. Select a previously created user template, and add the users by just specifying the name of all the users manually, while all the other attribute values are taken from the chosen template. You can also combine options two and three, in which case the values imported from the CSV file takes precedence.

 

  1. After adding all the users, the next step is to select the container object where the user accounts have to be created. Click Select Container to proceed to the next step.

  2. Select the container by browsing the Active Directory. By default, the User container of the selected domain is chosen. To choose a different container, click the Change link and select a different container. You can also create a new container by selecting the tab 'Create New OU' which you find after attempting to 'change' the container. Select the location to create the and name it.

  3. Click Create Users to create the defined uses in the selected container.

For details on the user attributes, refer to the Microsoft Documentation here and here.

 

Note:

  1. The exchange attributes need not be specified, if you do not wish to enable mailbox for the users.

  2. To create Mailbox Enabled Users in Exchange 2007, you would require the Exchange Management Console, failing which the legacy Mailbox will be created.

 

Click Here to learn more about user creation using CSV

 

Importing Data from CSV Files

 

ADManager Plus provides you the flexibility to import user details from a CSV file. The first line in the CSV file should contain the attribute names as defined in the Active Directory. The givenName attribute is a mandatory field in the CSV file. An example entry is given below:

 

givenName,sn,samAccountName,password,memberOf,telephoneNumber,department,profilePath,homeDirectory,homeDrive,managedby

james,smith,jamessmith,Password@123,"CN=group1,OU=Finance,DC=admp,DC=com";"CN=Group2,OU=Sales,DC=admp,DC=com",+1-980-765-1234,accountant,"\\admp-dc1\UserProfile\%givenName%","\\admp-dc2\HomeFiles\%displayName%","E:","CN=Manager,OU=Finance,DC=admp,DC=com"

james,william,jameswilliam,Password@123,"CN=group3,OU=HR,DC=admp,DC=com";"CN=group4,OU=US,OU=HR,DC=admp,DC=com",+1-980-765-1234,HumarResoruce,"\\admp-dc1\UserProfile\%givenName%","\\admp-dc2\HomeFiles\%displayName%","G:","CN=Manager,OU=HR,DC=admp,DC=com"

 

Sample CSV file.

 

Hints:

  1. While adding users who have same set of permissions, you can create a user template by specifying the required permissions and create a CSV file containing the names of the users, which can be imported while creating bulk users.

  2. If you have to create users with different permissions, you can include the attributes that have different values for different users in the CSV file along with their names and can still have a base template for common attributes.

Note: When you use a combination of user template and CSV file, the attribute values specified in the CSV file takes precedence.

 

Copying User Attributes

 

When you add a user by specifying the attributes or by importing the data from the CSV file, the added/imported user attributes gets listed in a tabular format. Clicking the   icon from a particular row makes a copy of that user from where you can click and modify the attributes.

 

If you wish to modify the user properties, click on the attribute value to change or click the icon to open the user properties in the UI to edit.

 

To delete an added user, click the icon.