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Here's a screenshot of my topology:

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I'd like to use the dsadd command to add a user to Mercotel A> Administracion> Usuarios OU, but I can't figure out the syntax for nested OU's.

What would the command be?

dsadd user “cn=Sergio Tapia,ou=Mercotel A/Administracion/Usuarios,dc=aso,dc=com” -disabled no –pwd 123456 -mustchpwd no

This gives me an error.

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The path to that OU would be "OU=Usuarios,OU=Administracion,OU=Mercotel A,DC=aso,DC=com". – Stemen Dec 6 '10 at 17:35
This might help:… – l0c0b0x Dec 6 '10 at 17:38
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The user's DN should be:

"CN=Sergio Tapia,OU=Usuarios,OU=Administracion,OU=Mercotel A,DC=aso,DC=com"

Microsoft details the naming convention: "A DN is a sequence of relative distinguished names (RDN) connected by commas" in this MSDN article.

Full command:

dsadd user "CN=Sergio Tapia,OU=Usuarios,OU=Administracion,OU=Mercotel A,DC=aso,DC=com" -disabled no -pwd 123456 -mustchpwd no
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When I run this, I get an error that says pwd is unrecognized parameter. dsadd user "CN=Sergio Tapia,OU=Usuarios,OU=Administracion,OU=Mercotel A,DC=aso,DC=com" -disabled no –pwd 123456 -mustchpwd no – Sergio Tapia Dec 6 '10 at 17:44
@Sergio: I had copied your original code, looks like it containted a '–' instead of a '-' on the pwd attribute. I have updated my answer with the "correct" dash. :) – jscott Dec 6 '10 at 17:50
There's TWO different dash symbols? :S – Sergio Tapia Dec 6 '10 at 17:59
@Sergio: There are many dashes. The wrong dash '–' is EN DASH, the correct dash '-' is HYPHEN-MINUS. Software as Office [and blogging software] will sometimes "prettify" dashes and quotes, incorrectly, to make the characters appear nicer on-screen. This can cause issues when copy/pasting code. – jscott Dec 6 '10 at 18:04

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