[K12OSN] HELP!! creating bulk users

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Thu Aug 23 20:49:17 UTC 2007

AMEN THAT!!! I wish there were good things like that for Novell! Funny
the 'free' stuff has better, easier to use, faster, smoother, tools than
the expensive, costly (time and money), slow, unhandy, rediculous paid
for stuff!

(I'd go back to the easy, good, efficient, fast, smooth, solid 'free'
stuff in a SECOND if I could!)



('free' refers to free as in beer; linux) 'paid for' means Novelln this
case. . .

Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us

>>> <rmcdaniel at indata.us> 8/23/2007 3:06 PM >>>
Have you used Webmin?  I use Webmin and the bulk user add utility.  You
just import a CSV file into the script and it adds each user, creates
home directory, etc.

Ronald R. McDaniel
Technology Coordinator
Conecuh County Schools
(251) 578-1752 x30
rmcdaniel at indata.us 

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which
matter least” Goethe

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [K12OSN] HELP!! creating bulk users
From: "Randall Swift" <swift at msad52.org>
Date: Thu, August 23, 2007 2:20 pm
To: k12osn at redhat.com 

I have a server with ubuntu 6.06 on it. I ran the smbldap-installer
script and have it set up as my pdc. I created over 800 users useing
bulk add scripts that came with the installer. I noticed however that
did not create any home directory for these users. If I manually create
single user everything is fine home directory is created. I need to
home directories for these users. I need this fixed fast as school
next week. Everything worked fine last year when I had it all running
fedora. This summer I switched it all over to ubuntu and have had
but headaches. I need help fast. Thanks for any input.

Randy Swift
Networ! k Administrator
Leavitt Area High School
Turner, Maine 04282
swift at msad52.k12.me.us (

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