Modifying Existing Templates (user creation templates) - SBS2003

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Cary Shultz, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Cary Shultz

    Cary Shultz Guest

    Good afternoon!

    Short question - how do I modify existing user templates in SBS2003? I know
    where to go to modify the majority of things (Server Management - User
    Templates) but what about modifying things like the default OU where the
    users will be created or the format of the "user name" (CaryShultz.....would
    really prefer either cshultz or cary.shultz).

    Is the answer to create a new template instead of modifying the existing?
    That is what I have been doing.....


    Cary Shultz, Oct 1, 2009
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  2. None of these can be done in the templates, which are simply disabled user
    accounts. What you want is AD stuff and I don't know how you would do it.
    Unless you have extremely high turnover I don't know that I'd bother - I've
    just learned to live with the fact that I have to tweak a few things after
    creating a user account.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 1, 2009
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  3. Cary Shultz

    Cary Shultz Guest

    Good evening, Lanwench!

    Pretty much what I was thinking.....but wanted to ask. I am the guy who
    creates all of the "HOW TO: create....." documents for our company as well
    as being the AD / GPO guy and was trying to facilitate the create of user
    account objects for the Help Desk. Was thinking that if I could create a
    template that did everything there would not be a need to go back and tweak
    things (because - in my experience - the 'tweaking' never gets done).

    Now, creating a new template does allow me to do a lot of
    dictate in what OU the user account object will exist and of what Security
    and/or Distribution Groups said user will be a member....just wanted to
    dictate the format of the user account so that the Help Desk guys will not
    have to think!



    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Cary Shultz, Oct 1, 2009
  4. I'm sure someone has figured out how to do this in ADSIEdit but I'm not that
    motivated, or that brave. ;-)
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 2, 2009
  5. Cary Shultz

    Cary Shultz Guest

    Think "displaySpecifiers"......

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Cary Shultz, Oct 2, 2009
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