How to Add Users With Windows PowerShell in Server 2016


In this tutorial basic PowerShell is used to create Active Directory users in Windows Server 2016

PS C:\> New-ADUser -Name “Jake Lawrence” -GivenName Mike -Surname Lawrence -SamAccountName Mike -UserPrincipalName

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Provide a password for the account

-AccountPassword (Read-Host -AsSecureString “AccountPassword”)

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Specify a path

-Path ‘OU=Company,DC=teche,DC=lk’

To enable the user account

-PassThru | Enable-ADAccount

To add bulk users

PS C:\> Import-Csv C:\users.csv | New-ADUser -PassThru | `

Set-ADAccountPassword -Reset `

-NewPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText ‘Pa$$w0rd’ -Force) `

-PassThru | Enable-ADAccount

Create a .csv file with following format (MS Excel application is used)

kamal Deshapriya,kamal,Deshapriya,kamal,

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