PowerShell cmdlet to create lab users

So you have Active Directory in your lab and want to create a bunch of users for some reason? My PowerShell cmdlet “New-LabADUser” should be just what you need.

Usage examples:

PS C:\> New-LabADUser


DistinguishedName : CN=BStevens,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab
Enabled           : True
GivenName         : Bonnie
Name              : BStevens
ObjectClass       : user
ObjectGUID        : 33319b1b-bf93-4647-8e8d-d193be91043d
SamAccountName    : BStevens
SID               : S-1-5-21-4025744032-3205137867-863233111-1711
Surname           : Stevens
UserPrincipalName : 




PS C:\> New-LabADUser -NumberOfUsers 3 | select Name

Name   
----   
DAustin
JTaylor
WOrtiz 



PS C:\> $UsersCreated = New-LabADUser -NumberOfUsers 10 | select DistinguishedName

PS C:\> $UsersCreated

DistinguishedName                      
-----------------                      
CN=FDavis,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab     
CN=MDixon,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab     
CN=RNichols,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab   
CN=ABailey,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab    
CN=TRose,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab      
CN=ECarter,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab    
CN=TGonzales,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab  
CN=KWashington,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab
CN=JHunter,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab    
CN=DGray,CN=Users,DC=south,DC=lab      

Users are created with Organization = “LabUser” to make them easy to find:

PS C:\>  Get-ADUser -Filter "Organization -EQ 'LabUser'" | select Name

Name       
----       
BStevens   
DAustin    
JTaylor    
WOrtiz     
FDavis     
MDixon     
RNichols   
ABailey    
TRose      
ECarter    
TGonzales  
KWashington
JHunter    
DGray

And the cmdlet…

function New-LabADUser
 {
 [CmdletBinding()]
 Param
 (
 # Param2 help description
 [int]$NumberOfUsers = 1
 )

Begin
 {
# build the names lists
 $GivenName = ("Aaron", "Adam", "Alan", "Albert", "Alice", "Amanda", "Amy", "Andrea", "Andrew", "Angela", "Ann", "Anna", "Anne", "Annie", "Anthony", "Antonio", "Arthur", "Ashley", "Barbara", "Benjamin", "Betty", "Beverly", "Billy", "Bobby", "Bonnie", "Brandon", "Brenda", "Brian", "Bruce", "Carl", "Carlos", "Carol", "Carolyn", "Catherine", "Charles", "Cheryl", "Chris", "Christina", "Christine", "Christopher", "Clarence", "Craig", "Cynthia", "Daniel", "David", "Deborah", "Debra", "Denise", "Dennis", "Diana", "Diane", "Donald", "Donna", "Doris", "Dorothy", "Douglas", "Earl", "Edward", "Elizabeth", "Emily", "Eric", "Ernest", "Eugene", "Evelyn", "Frances", "Frank", "Fred", "Gary", "George", "Gerald", "Gloria", "Gregory", "Harold", "Harry", "Heather", "Helen", "Henry", "Howard", "Irene", "Jack", "Jacqueline", "James", "Jane", "Janet", "Janice", "Jason", "Jean", "Jeffrey", "Jennifer", "Jeremy", "Jerry", "Jesse", "Jessica", "Jimmy", "Joan", "Joe", "John", "Johnny", "Jonathan", "Jose", "Joseph", "Joshua", "Joyce", "Juan", "Judith", "Judy", "Julia", "Julie", "Justin", "Karen", "Katherine", "Kathleen", "Kathryn", "Kathy", "Keith", "Kelly", "Kenneth", "Kevin", "Kimberly", "Larry", "Laura", "Lawrence", "Lillian", "Linda", "Lisa", "Lois", "Lori", "Louis", "Louise", "Margaret", "Maria", "Marie", "Marilyn", "Mark", "Martha", "Martin", "Mary", "Matthew", "Melissa", "Michael", "Michelle", "Mildred", "Nancy", "Nicholas", "Nicole", "Norma", "Pamela", "Patricia", "Patrick", "Paul", "Paula", "Peter", "Philip", "Phillip", "Phyllis", "Rachel", "Ralph", "Randy", "Raymond", "Rebecca", "Richard", "Robert", "Robin", "Roger", "Ronald", "Rose", "Roy", "Ruby", "Russell", "Ruth", "Ryan", "Samuel", "Sandra", "Sara", "Sarah", "Scott", "Sean", "Sharon", "Shawn", "Shirley", "Stephanie", "Stephen", "Steve", "Steven", "Susan", "Tammy", "Teresa", "Terry", "Theresa", "Thomas", "Timothy", "Tina", "Todd", "Victor", "Virginia", "Walter", "Wanda", "Wayne", "William", "Willie")
 $Surame = ("Smith", "Johnson", "Williams", "Jones", "Brown", "Davis", "Miller", "Wilson", "Moore", "Taylor", "Anderson", "Thomas", "Jackson", "White", "Harris", "Martin", "Thompson", "Garcia", "Martinez", "Robinson", "Clark", "Rodriguez", "Lewis", "Lee", "Walker", "Hall", "Allen", "Young", "Hernandez", "King", "Wright", "Lopez", "Hill", "Scott", "Green", "Adams", "Baker", "Gonzalez", "Nelson", "Carter", "Mitchell", "Perez", "Roberts", "Turner", "Phillips", "Campbell", "Parker", "Evans", "Edwards", "Collins", "Stewart", "Sanchez", "Morris", "Rogers", "Reed", "Cook", "Morgan", "Bell", "Murphy", "Bailey", "Rivera", "Cooper", "Richardson", "Cox", "Howard", "Ward", "Torres", "Peterson", "Gray", "Ramirez", "James", "Watson", "Brooks", "Kelly", "Sanders", "Price", "Bennett", "Wood", "Barnes", "Ross", "Henderson", "Coleman", "Jenkins", "Perry", "Powell", "Long", "Patterson", "Hughes", "Flores", "Washington", "Butler", "Simmons", "Foster", "Gonzales", "Bryant", "Alexander", "Russell", "Griffin", "Diaz", "Hayes", "Myers", "Ford", "Hamilton", "Graham", "Sullivan", "Wallace", "Woods", "Cole", "West", "Jordan", "Owens", "Reynolds", "Fisher", "Ellis", "Harrison", "Gibson", "Mcdonald", "Cruz", "Marshall", "Ortiz", "Gomez", "Murray", "Freeman", "Wells", "Webb", "Simpson", "Stevens", "Tucker", "Porter", "Hunter", "Hicks", "Crawford", "Henry", "Boyd", "Mason", "Morales", "Kennedy", "Warren", "Dixon", "Ramos", "Reyes", "Burns", "Gordon", "Shaw", "Holmes", "Rice", "Robertson", "Hunt", "Black", "Daniels", "Palmer", "Mills", "Nichols", "Grant", "Knight", "Ferguson", "Rose", "Stone", "Hawkins", "Dunn", "Perkins", "Hudson", "Spencer", "Gardner", "Stephens", "Payne", "Pierce", "Berry", "Matthews", "Arnold", "Wagner", "Willis", "Ray", "Watkins", "Olson", "Carroll", "Duncan", "Snyder", "Hart", "Cunningham", "Bradley", "Lane", "Andrews", "Ruiz", "Harper", "Fox", "Riley", "Armstrong", "Carpenter", "Weaver", "Greene", "Lawrence", "Elliott", "Chavez", "Sims", "Austin", "Peters", "Kelley", "Franklin", "Lawson")
 }
 Process
 {
 for ($i = 1; $i -le $NumberOfUsers; $i++)
 {
 $gn = $GivenName | Get-Random
 $sn = $Surame | Get-Random
 $AccountName = $gn.Substring(0,1) + $sn

# create a password to fit most requirements
$pw = ""
 do {$pw += (33..126) | foreach {[char]$_} | Get-Random}
 until ($pw.Length -ge 16)
 $AccountPassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $pw -AsPlainText -Force

New-ADUser -AccountPassword $AccountPassword -GivenName $gn -Surname $sn -Name $AccountName -Organization "LabUser" -Enabled $true -PassThru
 }
 }

 }

 

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