Step 3 - Create Test Users in Accounts Forest

Published: December 23, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

This step explains how to create the test users in corp.fabrikam.com. These user accounts are in the accounts forest. These are the accounts that will be synchronized to the resource forests.

This section lists the steps for creating the test user accounts that are used in this scenario. The following table summarizes the accounts that will be created.

Table 2 Required Accounts

First Name Last Name User logon name Display name Forest Employee ID Password

Britta

Simon

bsimon

Britta Simon

Corp.fabrikam.com

11111

Pass1word$

Nicole

Holliday

nholliday

Nicole Holliday

Corp.fabrikam.com

33333

Pass1word$

Limor

Henig

lhenig

Limor Henig

Corp.fabrikam.com

44444

Pass1word$

  1. Log on to the ACC-DC.corp.fabrikam.com Server as Administrator.

  2. Click Start, select Administrative Tools, and click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. Expand corp.fabrikam.com, right-click AccountsForestUsers, select New and then select User. This will bring up the New Object – User window.

  4. On the New Object – User screen, in the First Name box, enter Britta.

  5. On the New Object – User screen, in the Last Name box, enter Simon.

  6. On the New Object – User screen, in the User logon name: box, enter bsimon and click Next.

  7. On the New Object – User screen, in the Password box, enter Pass1word!.

  8. On the New Object – User screen, in the Confirm Password box, enter Pass1word!.

  9. On the New Object – User screen, remove the check from User must change password at next logon.

  10. On the New Object – User screen, add a check to Password never expires and click Next.

  11. Click Finish.

  12. Repeat these steps for all of the accounts listed in the Account Summary table.

This section lists the steps for adding the employee ID once the test users are created.

  1. Log on to the ACC-DC.corp.fabrikam.com Server as Administrator.

  2. Click Start, select Administrative Tools, and click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. Expand corp.fabrikam.com, click AccountsForestUsers, right-click Britta Simon and then select Properties. This will bring up the Britta Simon Properties window.

  4. On the Britta Simon Properties screen, select the Attribute Editor tab.

    noteNote
    If you do not see the Attribute Editor tab, ensure that you have Advanced Features checked for Active Directory Users and Computers. To do this, at the top of Active Directory Users and Computers, click View and select Advanced Features.

  5. On the Attribute Editor tab, use the scroll bar on the right, select employeeID and click Edit. This will bring up the String Attribute Editor dialog box.

  6. On the String Attribute Editor dialog box, enter 11111 for the Value and click OK. This will close the String Attribute Editor dialog box.

  7. Click Apply. Click OK. This will close the Britta Simon Properties.

  8. Repeat these steps for all of the accounts listed in the Account Summary table, substituting the appropriate employee ID number.

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