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Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook by Andreas Baumgarten, Samuel Erskine, Steven Beaumont

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Chapter 4. Creating Runbooks for Active Directory Tasks

In this chapter we will be providing recipes on how to manage common Active Directory tasks using Runbooks in Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator:

  • Creating new users in Active Directory
  • Adding users to groups in Active Directory
  • Maintaining the organizational structure – moving accounts to new OUs
  • Disabling user accounts in Active Directory
  • Using SCORCH to remove obsolete user accounts

Introduction

Managing objects in Microsoft Active Directory is a repetitive daily activity in IT. These repetitive tasks offer a high potential for automation. The requirements to automate tasks are a definition of the user management process (or identity management process).The user management process described ...

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