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How to create multiple groups in AD with a batch script

Assuming you have a text file (e.g. C:\ADGroups.txt) containing multiple Active Directory (AD) Groups with one AD group per line, you may use an MS-DOS script similar to the following to create all those AD Groups in your Active Directory domain.

for /F "tokens=* delims= " %%G in (C:\ADGroups.txt) do (
 dsadd group CN="%%G",OU="Human Resources",OU="IT",DC=MYAD,DC=CYBERGAV,DC=IN

(1) If you are typing the script above at the MS-DOS command prompt, then replace %%G by %G.
(2) The “for” statement above, ensures that AD Groups containing blankspaces are read correctly.

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