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Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Name

csvde

Synopsis

Stands for Comma Separated Value Directory Exchange, a utility for bulk import/export of data between comma-delimited (CSV) text files and Active Directory. Csvde can be used to create multiple user accounts, groups, computers, printers, or other AD objects in a single batch operation.

Syntax

csvde options

Options

Csvde options are either export-specific, import-specific, or general in nature. There are also options for how credentials are specified for accessing AD.

General Options

-c string1 string2

Replaces all occurrences of string1 with string2 (used to change the distinguished name of objects when importing data from one domain to a different domain).

-f filename

Indicates name of import/export file.

-i

Switches to import mode (the default is export mode).

-j path

Specifies location of log file (default is current directory).

-s servername

Specifies the domain controller on which the import/export operation is performed.

-t portnumber

Specifies LDAP port number (the default is 389). The global catalog is port 3,268.

-u

Specifies a CSV file is in Unicode format.

-v

Specifies verbose mode.

Options for Export Only

-d baseDN

Specifies the distinguished name of the search base for exporting data.

-g

Disables paged searches.

-l attributelist

Lists attributes to export (the default is all attributes). Options for export only.

-m

Omits attributes specific to Active Directory objects. (Examples include ObjectGUID, objectSID, pwdLastSet and samAccountType.)

-n

Don’t export ...

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