Active Directory Users

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Scripting Guide

Managing user data is a critical function in any organization. Using graphical user interface tools for one user or one task at a time, in all but the smallest companies, can be a costly and time-consuming exercise. Through scripting, you can manage the entire life cycle of all the individual users accounts in an enterprise efficiently, accurately, and cost effectively. To help you automate user account management tasks locally and remotely, the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 family of operating systems provide a variety of scripting tools.

In This Chapter

User Account Overview

Active Directory User Accounts

Creating User Accounts

Managing User Accounts

Deleting User Accounts

Searching Active Directory for User Accounts

Managing User Accounts by Enumeration