Powershell Script to add AD users


#1

I am new to systems admin and am taking a class. i am supposed to create a script that creates 100 new AD users. I've tried running it and I get an error "New-aduser : The name provided is not a properly formed account name" I tried soooo many different things. Please help me with any help possible. I've included a portion of what is actually a .csv file. and my script. Any help or tips will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

First Name Initials Last Name Full Name User logon name password
aarona a curtis aarona curtis aarona.curtis Silverio0716
aaronb b curtis aaronb curtis aaronb.curtis Silverio0716

Import-Module active directory

$hundred = Import-csv c:\Users\Administrator.CURTISFAMINC\Documents\finalstep.csv

foreach ($user in $hundred)

{

$username = $user.username

$password = $user.password

$firstname = $user.fname

$lastname = $user.lname

new-aduser -samaccountname $username -name "$firstname $lastname" -givenname $firstname -surname $lastname -enabled $true -displayname "$lastname, $firstname" -scriptpath "C:\Users\Administrator.CURTISFAMINC\Documents\hundred" -accountpassword (convertto-securestring $password -asplaintext -force) 

}

#2

Import-CSV expects the CSV to have values seperated by commas, not by spaces.

Also, the object variables you reference to (for example $user.username) are nowhere to be seen in your CSV file. How is powershell supposed to know what you want?

I would say you need to rename your headers in the CSV to the values your are using in your code or vice versa.


#3

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