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bsz-cloud
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PAD - Create multiple AD Users from Excel

Hi there,

I really hope you can help me out. I can't get my Head around this error.

What I'm trying to do:

We geht an "New User Survey" from Froms, downloading the Exel file and feed that in to PAD.

See Screenshots.

Everytime on every other configuration on "Create User" i get the 

 "An invalid dn syntax has been specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072032)"

Except when i type in "my own" values eg. "Peter Test" or something like that for "Username".

 

I hope you get what I'm trying to explain.

PS: The will most likely be only one user at a time, but we trying to automate the whole thing.

 

Best regards

Max

 

 

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VJR
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

In the third screenshot, the Username is written as a combination of the Last Name and First Name and there is a space between these two, is that a correct UserName?

 

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Perhaps you have already seen these links but will share anyways

Create Active Directory users with Power Automate for Desktop – 4sysops

Introduction - Training | Microsoft Learn(keep clicking Next)

bsz-cloud
Regular Visitor

Hi, 

thanks for the fast answer. Sadly it didn't work.

Error stays the same.

What i cant get my head around is, that the "Username" in PAD is not the "Username"-AD Attribute.

I can't quiet explain it, but i belive this some missunderstsnding between AD and PAD. It's a gut feeling. Do you know what I mean?

 

Best regards

Max

 

PS: Error message is "An invalid dn syntax has been specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072032)"

@bsz-cloud 

Try this: %var1 + var2%

If there is a space in between: %var1 + " " + var2%

bsz-cloud
Regular Visitor

@kostasc thank you very much.

I tried "every" possible variation. It just won't work. I tried "Join text" to get just one variable.

 

As so long as I just type some name in the "Username" section every other variable failes.

Is this just the wrong approach for my user creation automation?

 

Best regards

Max

 

Hi @bsz-cloud 

 

Hope you have been checking the shared links to see if something rings a bell and suddenly you know what to do.

Active Directory actions - Training | Microsoft Learn

 

All Active Directory user management actions require the user’s distinguished name. The Distinguished Name field should have the following format: CN=nvarga,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=demo, where nvarga is the username.

bsz-cloud
Regular Visitor

Hi @VJR 

yes i did read that part. 

Bear with me, I'm feeling kind of stupid right now.

For creating an user I'd set the "Location" to "OU=Neue_User,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=int"

I assume the the "Username" value to be the Distinguished Name, which I want to create with "%Var% through the values from the Excel sheet.

If I wanted to modify/update/move  this entry I'd specify the Distinguished Name.

 

Beat regards

Max

Solo12
Frequent Visitor

Guys, I got the same error and found the solution. Here is how I did it.

There are whitespaces in the text (username, first name, last name, etc.) So I added a trim text option to the ColumnAsList. Once I added that option to all the text that was pulled from the CSV, I was good to go.

 

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