2 AD User Import From SIMS.NET Contents Why have such a program?Extracting data from SIMS.NETImporting users into Active DirectoryUser SettingsPassword SettingsHome Directory SettingsDo you have a separate Admin Network?Conclusion
3 Why have such a program?Currently you have to export data to a CSV file from SIMS.NET by using SIMSEdit the file in Excel to meet the requirements of the program you are going to useRun the program, set all your settings, and importThen you need to create all your home directories and sharesWith this program you simply specify the SIMS.NET server settings, user settings, AD location, and import!The user accounts are created as well as home directories (with permissions), shares (with permissions), and all specified settings set.
4 Extracting data from SIMS.NET Specify which year you would like to extract from SIMS.NETSpecify whether you would like to only extract new students onlyInput the server, username, and password for SIMS.NET
5 Importing users into Active Directory Specify your AD serverSpecify where the new users are to be created in AD. Must be fully qualified name, i.e.:ou=students,dc=domain,dc=localSpecify the format of the usernamesWhat to do with a conflict?
6 User Settings Specify what the display name will be Enter a description, profile path, and logon scriptEnter as many ‘member of’ groups as you wish, separated by a semi-colon. MUST be fully qualified names.Disable the new accounts?
7 Password SettingsSet whether their password is their DOB, username, or common to all, i.e. “password”Specify whether the password expires or notShould they change their password at next logon to something they choose?Would you like to allow them to change their password?NOTE You cannot not allow them to change their password AND change it at next logon.
8 Home Directory Settings Select whether to create the home directory and shareEnter the server where their home directory will beEnter the remote path to the parent folder, i.e. local path = e:\users, remote path = e$\usersSelect the format of the share nameEnter a description for the shareEnter the maximum users allowed to connect to this shareAdd the home directory to the user account?Map the home directory to a drive?Specify the permissions for the share and home directoryAdd the user account to the share and home directory permissions
9 Do you have a separate Admin Network? With version 2.1+ there is now the facility to export all the required data from SIMS.NET (on the admin network) into a text fileOn the curriculum network, you can then import this file and create all the user accounts, home directories, shares, etc. This can now be done without compromising the security of the admin network by joining them together to get the data from SIMS.NET
10 Conclusion No need to log into SIMS.NET to export any data No need to play about with batch filesEasy to use interfaceSimple procedureDrastically reduces time to complete taskImport 200 users with home directories, shares, and setup in less than a minute!** dependent on speed of the network
11 NOTES This software: extracts data DIRECTLY from the SIMS.NET database is not endorsed nor supported by Capita