Create Active Directory Group Action

Declaration

<CREATEADGROUP LDAPPATH="text" GROUP="text" DISPLAYNAME="text" DESCRIPTION="text" GROUPTYPE="text [options]" GROUPSCOPE="text [options]" USERNAME="text" PASSWORD="text"/>

See Also

Create AD Group-Setting Properties Create AD User Action, Create AD Object Action

Description

Creates a new Active Directory Group in the specified parent container.

Practical Usage

See Description.

Parameters

General Tab

Parent Path

Text, Required
MARKUP: LDAPPATH="LDAP://DC=networkautomation,DC=com"

Specifies the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) path of the parent Active Directory container. This is usually the top most container or rootDSE path, the root of the directory data tree on a directory server.

Click the Select Container button to launch a standard Windows Active Directory dialog box that allows for the selection an Active Directory container.

Name

Text, Required
MARKUP: GROUP="Dave"

Specifies the name of the Active Directory group to be created.

Display

Text, Required
MARKUP: DISPLAYNAME="Davelopers"

Specifies the display name of the Active Directory group to be created.

Description

Text, Required
MARKUP: DESCRIPTION="Automate Developers"

Specifies a description of the Active Directory group to be created.

Group type

Text [options], Optional - Default "Security"
MARKUP: GROUPTYPE="Distribution"

Specifies the type of the Active Directory group to be created.

The available drop-down list options are:

Group Scope

Text [options], Optional - Default "Domainlocal"
MARKUP: GROUPSCOPE="GLOBAL"

Specifies the scope of the Active Directory group to be created. Group scopes normally describe which type of users should be clubbed together in a way which is easy for their administration. Therefore, in domain, groups play an important part. One group can be a member of other group(s) which is normally known as Group nesting. One or more groups can be member of any group in the entire domain(s) within a forest.

The available drop-down list options are:

See the following link for more details:

Lhttp://www.tech-faq.com/active-directory-groups.shtml

 

Credentials Tab

Username

Text, Optional
MARKUP: USERNAME="username"

Specifies the username of the Active Directory User

Password

Text, Optional
MARKUP: PASSWORD="password"

Specifies the password of the Active Directory User

NOTE: Leave the Username and Password fields blank in order to use the logon user's credentials. If only accessing Active Directory information, then any Domain user is valid. However, a Domain Administrator is required in order to modify an Active Directory user or group. We recommend using the credentials of a Domain Administrator for all AutoMate Active Directory actions.

 See the following link for more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol

Notes

Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder

Example

NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

<CREATEADGROUP LDAPPATH="LDAP://servtest.com" USERNAME="administrator" PASSWORD="password" GROUP="BPA" DISPLAYNAME="BPA" DESCRIPTION="Business Process Automateion" GROUPTYPE="SECURITY" GROUPSCOPE="DOMAINLOCAL" />