Good evening, Lanwench!
Pretty much what I was thinking.....but wanted to ask. I am the guy who
creates all of the "HOW TO: create....." documents for our company as well
as being the AD / GPO guy and was trying to facilitate the create of user
account objects for the Help Desk. Was thinking that if I could create a
template that did everything there would not be a need to go back and tweak
things (because - in my experience - the 'tweaking' never gets done).
Now, creating a new template does allow me to do a lot of things....like
dictate in what OU the user account object will exist and of what Security
and/or Distribution Groups said user will be a member....just wanted to
dictate the format of the user account so that the Help Desk guys will not
have to think!
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
<lanwench@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Cary Shultz <cshultz@newsgroup> wrote:
>> Good afternoon!
>> Short question - how do I modify existing user templates in SBS2003? I
>> know where to go to modify the majority of things (Server
>> Management - User Templates) but what about modifying things like the
>> default OU where the users will be created or the format of the "user
>> name" (CaryShultz.....would really prefer either cshultz or
>> Is the answer to create a new template instead of modifying the
>> existing? That is what I have been doing.....
> None of these can be done in the templates, which are simply disabled user
> accounts. What you want is AD stuff and I don't know how you would do it.
> Unless you have extremely high turnover I don't know that I'd bother -
> I've just learned to live with the fact that I have to tweak a few things
> after creating a user account.