Create computer objects in Active Directory using PowerShell

The following is a comparison between creating computers in an AD domain with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus:

Windows PowerShell

Steps to create computer in AD using PowerShell:

  • Identify the domain in which you want to create computers in AD.
  • Identify the LDAP attributes you need configure.
  • Compile the script.
  • Execute it in Windows PowerShell.

Sample PowerShell script:

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Import-Module ActiveDirectory
New-ADComputer -Name "DemoComputer001" -SamAccountName "DemoComputer001" -path "OU=Users,DC=abc,DC=com"
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ADManager Plus

Steps to create computers:

  • Select Management -> Computer Management -> Create Bulk Computers.
  • Select the preferred domain and template.
  • Import the CSV file, choose the destination OU and click Create Computers.

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Create computer objects in Active Directory using ADManager Plus

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Following are the limitations to create computers in using native tools like Windows PowerShell:

  • We can run this script only from the computers which have Active Directory Domain Services role.
  • With each attribute update, the script will get longer and complicated
  • Troubleshooting is not easy in case of errors.

ADManager Plus can create computers in bulk armed with just a CSV file from a simple and intuitively designed UI.

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