UMRA Case Scenario: Adding Users to Active Directory
Adding Users to Active Directory with Home Folder, Share and Group Memberships
This case discusses the project of creating new Active Directory user accounts, home directories with private shares, assigning group memberships based on certain types of users (i.e. sales or marketing), and how to configure User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) to perform all operations.
- User Management Resource Administrator 6.0 or later
- A CSV formatted text file containing basic user information such as firstname and lastname
- Additional seperate columns in the CSV file which contain user role information.
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The environment involves a mid-size company with 1 central domain (mycompany.com), 1 central domain controller running Windows 2003 (DC01), 1 file server running Windows 2000 (FILESRV01) and one database server running SQL Server 2000. The domain currently hosts 500 users. MyCompany expects to hire 100 new part-time sales and marketing employees within the next few months.
MyCompany management has decided that all new part-time employees must have their own Active Directory user accounts with restricted access to the network. Based on whether they are sales or marketing, they must be assigned to seperate Active Directory groups which allows them to access file shares on the network. The CSV file from Human Resources contains a column where the marketing or sales role is stored for each new employee. MyCompany also wants them to have their own home directories to store company documents, which should be accessible by using a private share with an automatic drive mapping in the Windows Explorer.
Let's first discuss the logical steps needed to perform the update. First, we need to create a user account according to the username and password conventions set by MyCompany. Next, a home directory and share must be created, along with the correct permissions. Finally, the group memberships must be assigned based on the employee role. All usernames and passwords must be exported to a list so MyCompany can hand them out when the employees arrive. Finish and run your project in simulation mode
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CSV: The contents of a CSV file are similar to: