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Active Directory Cookbook by Robbie Allen

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6.3. Creating an inetOrgPerson User

Problem

You want to create an inetOrgPerson object, which is the standard LDAP object class to represent users.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

  2. If you need to change domains, right-click on “Active Directory Users and Computers” in the left pane, select Connect to Domain, enter the domain name, and click OK.

  3. In the left pane, browse to the parent container of the new user, right-click on it, and select New InetOrgPerson.

  4. Enter first name, last name, and user logon name fields as appropriate and click Next.

  5. Enter and confirm the password, set any of the password flags, and click Next.

  6. Click Finish.

Using a command-line interface

The dsadd command does not support creating inetOrgPerson objects so we’ll use ldifde instead. First, we need to create an LDIF file called create_inetorgperson.ldf with the following contents:

dn: <UserDN>
changetype: add
objectclass: inetorgperson
sAMAccountName: <UserName>
userAccountControl: 512

Be sure to replace <UserDN> with the distinguished name of the user you want to add and <UserName> with the user’s username. Then run the following command:

> ldifde -i -f create_inetorgperson.ldf

Using VBScript

' This code creates an inetOrgPerson object

set objParent = GetObject("LDAP://<ParentDN>")
set objUser   = objParent.Create("inetorgperson", "cn=<UserName>")

' Taken from ADS_USER_FLAG_ENUM
Const ADS_UF_NORMAL_ACCOUNT = 512  

objUser.Put "sAMAccountName", "<UserName ...

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