[K12OSN] HELP!! creating bulk users

Randall Swift swift at msad52.org
Mon Aug 27 15:43:55 UTC 2007

David , I followed the directions in the documentation and the -m switch
was not there. It also asked me when I ran the script what the path was
for the home directory. I am going to following your instructions below
and this should solve the problem. Thanks

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>>Unfortunately, I do not understand your commands. I also have to have a
>>way to do this that will work as this is a production server. I would
>>blow this away and start over but the users passwords have already been
>>put into there schedule. I am also unsure if I create the users again
>>using the bulk user script (from matt oquists smbldap-installer) that it
>>will still not create the home directories. Is there something wrong with
>>this script? I need help!
>The passwords don't have to change....you should still have the master
>output file with all the passwords in it right?  Sounds like you forgot
>the "-m" switch in smbldap-useradd-bulk.  Believe it or not...I did that
>just the other day....so I ran smbldap-userdel-bulk.....removed the users
>again....and then "re-added them" making sure I used the -m switch. 
>So...let's assume the input file you used was  students.input.....and the
>output file was students.output.   You should have originally run:
>./smbldap-useradd-bulk -m -f students.input -o students.output
>To remove them....simply run 
>./smbldap-userdel-bulk -f students.output
>Then to re-add....passwords and all...  (making sure this time the -m
>switch is in place)
>./smbldap-useradd-bulk -m -f students.ouput -o students.newoutput
>The output file is actually in the format needed and contains all the
>default information you need including the passwords.  The script works in
>such a way that if the password is there in the text file....it will use
>it....otherwise it will generate one.  The output file has the password in
>place...so that's the one that will be used.  No worries!  :-)
>David N. Trask
>Technology Teacher/Director
>Vassalboro Community School
>dtrask at vcsvikings.org
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Randy Swift
Network Administrator
Leavitt Area High School
Turner, Maine 04282
swift at msad52.k12.me.us

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