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DSADD User (installable option either via RSAT /AD DS or adminpack.msi)

Add a user account to active directory.

Syntax DSADD User UserDN [-samid SAMName] [-upn UPN] [Options] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}]Key UserDN Distinguished name of the user that you want to add. If omitted will be taken from standard input (stdin) SAMName Unique SAM account name for this user (By default, the first 20 chars from the UserDN/CN) UPN User Principal Name of the user to add, e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -q Quiet, suppress all output -uc Unicode format -uco Unicode format for output only -uci Unicode format for input onlyOptions: [-fn FirstName] [-mi Initial] [-ln LastName] [-display DisplayName] [-empid EmployeeID] [-pwd {Password | *}] [-desc Description] [-memberof Group ...] [-office Office] [-tel PhoneNumber] [-email Email] [-hometel HomePhoneNumber] [-pager PagerNumber] [-mobile CellPhoneNumber] [-fax FaxNumber] [-iptel IPPhoneNumber] [-webpg WebPage] [-title Title] [-dept Department] [-company Company] [-mgr ManagersDistinguishedName] [-hmdir HomeDirectory] [-hmdrv DriveLetter:][-profile ProfilePath] [-loscr ScriptPath] [-mustchpwd {yes | no}] [-canchpwd {yes | no}] [-reversiblepwd {yes | no}] [-pwdneverexpires {yes | no}] [-acctexpires NumberOfDays] [-disabled {yes | no}] [{-s Server | -d Domain}] [-u UserName] [-p {Password | *}]

The special token $username$, can be used to replace the SAM account name in the value of the -email, -hmdir, -profile, and -webpg parameters.


dsadd user "cn=fred,ou=staff,dc=ss64,dc=com"

dsadd user "cn=JohnS,cn=users,dc=ss64,dc=com" -fn "john" -ln "Smith" -disabled no

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DSAdd - Add object
DSMod - Modify object
DSGet - Display object
DSMove - Move object
DSQuery - Search for objects
DSRM - Delete object
CSVDE - Import or export AD info in CSV format.
LDIFDE - Edit AD Objects, extend schema, import or export AD information.
PowerShell: New-adUser - Create a new AD user.
Equivalent bash commands (Linux): useradd - Add user