Tip - DSADD and DSMOD Commands

Problem

Adding a large group of new Active Directory (AD) users and add them to a group.

Solution

Using DSADD and DSMOD command line options in a batch script.

Knowing the command syntax and having a Excel Spreadsheet of the User information, I created a bulk list of commands I executed by "batch" script.

Using the following single command line, you may add users to your AD environment.

dsadd user "CN=Firstname Lastname,CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=local" -samid userid -upn "userid@domain.local" -fn "Firstname" -ln "Lastname" -display "Firstname Lastname" -pwd password123 -email "username@domain.com"

Using the following single command line, you may add a user to a group.

dsmod group "CN=GroupName,CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=local" -addmbr "CN=Firstname Lastname,CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=local"

Note - There additional command line parameters that may be available to meet your needs, so take a look yourself.