Active Directory and Exchange acct. creation Automation

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Clayton Sutton, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I work for a mid size University on the East Coast as their Active Directory
    and Exchange 2003 Administrator. I'm looking for a way to automate the
    addition of user accts. and Exchange mailboxes. The admissions dept. uses a
    Unix type system to enroll new students and we are looking for a way to pass
    that info. to Active Directory and automate the creation of the Active
    Directory user and Exchange info. Anyone have any ideas on a product (like
    NetiQ etc...) that will do it? Thanks for any input.


    Clayton
     
    Clayton Sutton, Feb 4, 2005
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  2. Well, I don't know what the capabilities of the Unix system might be, but if
    it was capable of exporting a list of new students to say a text file then
    it should be fairly simple to create a script to read the file, define a
    username for each new student, check Active Directory to ensure that
    username doesn't already exist, and finally create the account.
    Some links to get you started:
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...erver/scriptguide/en-us/sas_ads_overview.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...erver/scriptguide/en-us/sas_usr_overview.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
     
    HappilyClueless, Feb 4, 2005
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  3. We built a solution to allow users to self-provision or programatically
    auto-provision AD and Exchange accounts from an LDAP directory. This was
    built on MIIS 2003/SQL. If you anticipate using the process beyond simple
    initial account creation (ie. synchronizing attributes either direction), I
    would recommend using MIIS.
     
    Vernon Weisenburg, Feb 4, 2005
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