How to create multiple local users on multiple remote servers?
February 8, 2011 8:03 AM Subscribe
Our company has 5 Windows 2008 Standard (non-R2) servers - none of them set up on AD. I have to create usernames individually each time for each one of them when we have new employees. What would be the best avenue to pursue in order to make this process less terrible?
posted by Mali to computers & internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Company's not open to using active directory, so I'm stuck with creating local users. It involves logging into the 5 servers via RDP, creating a local user on each account, setting a password, setting permissions, etc. Then (since we're using MDaemon) it also involves setting up a mail account, and then also adding them to a SQL Server employees table. I'm not even sure where to begin - I was going to start with trying to maybe script something in PHP I can run from a command line on my local machine, but if there's a better method for this I'd love to hear it.