IT managers often deal with situations in which a lots of users must be created in AD. IT managers, however, are usually reluctant to carry out such a menial and repetitive task. Using the User Management feature of Borna, one can simply create many users in bulk by a CSV file. Borna allows administrators not only to import CSV file and consequently conduct user provisioning, but also to export AD users that can be used as an AD report or even a user backup.
Try import users and contacts as well as export users feature of Borna Active Directory manager in trail version which provides unlimited access to not just user management features but also the set of advanced AD management features, such as AD report, automation, AD workflow, etc.
Import Contacts in Active Directory
The main difference between a user and a contact is that a contact does not have any SID associated with, unlike a user. Consequently, contacts cannot be used to logon to a domain and it is not feasible to assign any permission to. Contacts are usually used to store contact and personal information of people and organizations, and it is typically used so that its email attributes appear in Global Address List (GAL).
Borna also helps IT managers to import contacts information in bulk using a CSV file. Hence, it is much easier to use contact management feature in AD.
Import Users in Active Directory
Sometimes, it is required to create a bunch of user accounts in AD simultaneously since many employees join the organization.
In order to import users in mass as simple as possible, one can put all necessary attributes in the first line of a file following by the users’ information in the next lines.
You can give the template file to the HR department and then import csv file filled by HR department in the Active Directory in no time.
Export Users from Active Directory
In Borna, you can generate various reports from Active Directory provided that they have the necessary permissions. Note that all reports generated by Borna can be exported to a CSV file. To view the list of all AD reports, including AD user reports, AD password report, AD computer report, AD group report, visit Active Directory Reports.
Needless to say, these exported files (Excel, PDF, JPEG, Word, etc.) containing various AD information can be easily used outside the Active Directory to fulfil the managers’ needs, and also be used as a backup.