XIA Automation Feature

Import Users into Active Directory from CSV

Use our user provisioning software XIA Automation to import users into Active Directory from CSV.

A single CSV file can provision thousands of Active Directory users, groups and organizational units.

Use this feature to:

  • Provision user accounts onto a new network in bulk
  • Create a new intake year in Active Directory within a school network
    (e.g. from a CSV file exported from a school MIS such as SIMS)

Combine a CSV import with the Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange tasks to create all your accounts and mailboxes at once.

Demonstration Video

This video demonstrates the automated provisioning of multiple users into Active Directory using a CSV file.

A video demonstrating users being imported into Active Directory from a CSV file using XIA Automation

Example: Import users into Active Directory from CSV

1. Create the CSV File

This can be done with Excel or a text editor such as notepad.

Note: Within a school environment, you can extract the data from SIMS using a simple report that exports directly to CSV.

CSV file containing user provisioning information
A CSV file containing user data to be imported into Active Directory

2. Open XIA Automation Server in a Browser

Navigate to the XIA Automation Server page in a browser, select CSV Input, choose your CSV file then upload.

XIA Automation Server will automatically validate the contents of the CSV file and report any errors

Screenshot of CSV file import in the XIA Automation Server web interface
Screenshot of CSV file import in the XIA Automation Server web interface

3. Begin Provisioning

The users will automatically be provisioned into Active Directory. Progress is shown dynamically within the user interface.

Screenshot of CSV import progress in the XIA Automation Server web interface
Screenshot of CSV import progress in the XIA Automation Server web interface

Importing CSV files can be combined with other features such as provisioning users into Google and Office 365.

For more information about CSV import, please view the administrator's guide.

Supported Platforms

CSV import is supported in Active Directory domains running the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2
  • Windows 2000 Server

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