Re: Batch loading users from text file and RD security issue...

From: Marty Hammerman (
Date: 02/13/04

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 06:59:53 -0500 wrote:
> 1. I just set up a new stand-alone server with W2003 Web Edition . With NT 4
> I was able to create a text file with all the users, (~130) and load them at
> once. Is there a way to do this with W2003?
> 2. I started using remote desktop, (very cool, better than PCAnywhere,) and
> I'm logging in to session 0, (console.) I have the local security policy set
> to not display the last user name, and it doesn't do so when logging in at
> the server, however, the last user name appears when logging in to the
> remote desktop. Remember, I'm logging in as console. Why does the last user
> name still appear? How can I prevent it? And, are there any significant
> issues using RD to connect remotely to a server over the Internet?
> Thanks for any help!
> Scott G.

The best tool we have found for automated user creation is ldifde . Its
not too tough to create a properly formatted import file and then you
simply use the ldifde tool to import the flat *.ldf file. We are able to
import around 30,000 users in just under 2 hours this way.