I saw a question that was similar however the answer they got was in vbscript. (PowerShell/Command Prompt - Create folders from AD group members)

I need to create a series of folders based on the mambership of an AD group.

I would like a powershell script so that I can get the users out of an ad group then create the folders on the Fileserver. I will then like to put permissions on those folders (I believe this is using get-acl and set-acl).

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I'm working on something similar, except the users already have folders on a file server, it's just in the wrong place, but not all are in the wrong place. I'm using Quest AD Management Shell to aide me and have gotten as far as scraping AD for users with the homeDirectory and homeDrive attribute and logging it into a CSV &/or HTML. Looks like this:

....change default otherwise it's 1000 or something like that

Set-QADPSSnapinSettings -DefaultSizeLimit 0

....grab users with homedrive and homedirectories and log to csv file

Get-QADUser | Where {$.'HomeDirectory' -ne $null -and $.'HomeDrive' -ne ''} | Select-Object -Property 'Name', 'HomeDrive', 'HomeDirectory' | Sort-Object Name | ConvertTo-CSV | Set-Content D:\scripts\Reports\HomeDrive.csv

....change ConvertToHTML | Set-Content blahblahblah.html for html file output

  • I've been working at something similar and everywhere I look, the Quest tool seems to have the answer. Is the quest tool really that much more superior to using the official M$ ActiveDirectory module? – Get-HomeByFiveOClock Aug 8 '14 at 0:38

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