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Anonymous
August 19, 2005 6:08:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

This is driving me nuts! I took dsadd.exe from a 2003 server and copied it
into the system32 directory on a 2000 SP4 server. I am trying to create a
user from the command line. My syntax is like so, mainly I am doing a
simplified test run to test functionality, then I would rewrite my syntax to
specify the right OU and other options.



I'm trying to create a user named max (will use fictional stuff for the
purpose of my post), in my domain named "domain", in the users OU.



dsadd user "CN=Max,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"



it always returns "The parameter is incorrect."



What am I doing wrong?
August 19, 2005 6:08:54 PM

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"Users" is a CN not an OU


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"Mostro" <oveloz@glasfloss.com> wrote in message
news:D e5ao5$u0n$1@newsdbm02.news.prodigy.com...
> This is driving me nuts! I took dsadd.exe from a 2003 server and copied
> it into the system32 directory on a 2000 SP4 server. I am trying to
> create a user from the command line. My syntax is like so, mainly I am
> doing a simplified test run to test functionality, then I would rewrite my
> syntax to specify the right OU and other options.
>
>
>
> I'm trying to create a user named max (will use fictional stuff for the
> purpose of my post), in my domain named "domain", in the users OU.
>
>
>
> dsadd user "CN=Max,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"
>
>
>
> it always returns "The parameter is incorrect."
>
>
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 7:57:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

one thing I've noticed is that on my server 2003 I can create an OU using
"dsadd OU", and I can also create one in Server 2000 (they are on different
domains, the 2k3 server is a test domain)

on the 2003 server I can create a user using "dsadd user", but I cannot on
the 2000 server

why would I be able to in server 2003, but not in server 2000?

also, I am trying this so that I might create a script to automate the
creation of users, not for large batches but just to make things easier, am
I going about this all wrong, is their a better way to accomplish that?



"Mostro" <oveloz@glasfloss.com> wrote in message
news:D e5ao5$u0n$1@newsdbm02.news.prodigy.com...
> This is driving me nuts! I took dsadd.exe from a 2003 server and copied
> it into the system32 directory on a 2000 SP4 server. I am trying to
> create a user from the command line. My syntax is like so, mainly I am
> doing a simplified test run to test functionality, then I would rewrite my
> syntax to specify the right OU and other options.
>
>
>
> I'm trying to create a user named max (will use fictional stuff for the
> purpose of my post), in my domain named "domain", in the users OU.
>
>
>
> dsadd user "CN=Max,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"
>
>
>
> it always returns "The parameter is incorrect."
>
>
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
>
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Anonymous
August 19, 2005 9:17:26 PM

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This guy has gone through the effort with examples.

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/DSadd_add_us...

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Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


"Mostro" <oveloz@glasfloss.com> wrote in message
news:D e5ao5$u0n$1@newsdbm02.news.prodigy.com...
> This is driving me nuts! I took dsadd.exe from a 2003 server and copied
> it into the system32 directory on a 2000 SP4 server. I am trying to
> create a user from the command line. My syntax is like so, mainly I am
> doing a simplified test run to test functionality, then I would rewrite my
> syntax to specify the right OU and other options.
>
>
>
> I'm trying to create a user named max (will use fictional stuff for the
> purpose of my post), in my domain named "domain", in the users OU.
>
>
>
> dsadd user "CN=Max,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"
>
>
>
> it always returns "The parameter is incorrect."
>
>
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 4:15:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

dsadd user "CN=Max,CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"

But it really should be

dsadd user "CN=Maximillion Smith,CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=com" -samid Max -upn Max@YourDomain.com -fn Maximillion-ln Smith -display "Maximillion Smith" ..............


On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 14:08:53 -0500, "Mostro" <oveloz@glasfloss.com> wrote:

>This is driving me nuts! I took dsadd.exe from a 2003 server and copied it
>into the system32 directory on a 2000 SP4 server. I am trying to create a
>user from the command line. My syntax is like so, mainly I am doing a
>simplified test run to test functionality, then I would rewrite my syntax to
>specify the right OU and other options.
>
>
>
>I'm trying to create a user named max (will use fictional stuff for the
>purpose of my post), in my domain named "domain", in the users OU.
>
>
>
>dsadd user "CN=Max,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com"
>
>
>
>it always returns "The parameter is incorrect."
>
>
>
>What am I doing wrong?
>
!