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This script will set up OUs, groups and users in your domain. The configuration is stored in csv files.
You need a Windows Server 2012 R2 for this script to work.
This script is part of a series to automate your lab on
#Requires -Version 3
#Requires -RunAsAdministrator
#region Variables
$Domain = 'DC=dominik,DC=lab',
$PathToOUsCSV = ".\OUs.csv",
$PathToGroupsCSV = ".\Groups.csv",
$PathToUsersCSV = ".\Users.csv",
$OUProtected = $False,
$UserPassword = (Read-Host 'Enter the password for you user accounts' -AsSecureString)
#region Script
Write-Output 'Processing OUs'
$OUs = Get-Content -Path $PathToOUsCSV
Foreach ($OU in $OUs) {
$OUPath = $null
If ($OU -notmatch ';')
$OUName = $OU
$OUPath = $Domain
$reverse = $OU.split(';')
$OUName = $reverse[0]
$reverse = $reverse[1 .. $reverse.Length]
Foreach ($item in $reverse) {
$OU = 'OU=' + $item + ','
$OUPath += $OU
$OUPath = $OUPath + $Domain
New-ADOrganizationalUnit -Name $OUName -Path $OUPath -ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion $OUProtected -Verbose
Write-Output 'Processing Groups'
$Groups = Import-CSV -Path $PathToGroupsCSV -Delimiter ';'
Foreach ($Group in $Groups) {
$Path = $ExecutionContext.InvokeCommand.ExpandString($Group.Path)
New-ADGroup -Name $Group.Name -GroupCategory $Group.Category -GroupScope $Group.Scope -Path $Path -Verbose
Write-Output 'Processing Users'
$Users = Import-Csv -Path $PathToUsersCSV -Delimiter ';'
Foreach ($User in $Users) {
$Path = $ExecutionContext.InvokeCommand.ExpandString($User.Path)
New-ADUser -Name $User.Name -Path $Path -Enabled $true -CannotChangePassword $true -ChangePasswordAtLogon $False -PasswordNeverExpires $true -AccountPassword $UserPassword -Verbose
If ($User.MemberOf)
Add-ADGroupMember -Identity $User.MemberOf -Members $User.Name
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