Import Users into Active Directory from CSV in Bulk
Use our network task automation tool 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)
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.
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
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
Importing CSV files can be combined with other features such as provisioning users into Google
and Office 365
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