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    Default active directory and a bucket

    I promise I have read all the posts, and the manual, I am missing something here.

    Running VMware version, on server1. MS2000 on server2.

    Lets say my email domain is zzz.com, and my active directory domain is yyy.

    I configure gal first
    activedirectory
    ldap://pingable hostname from server1
    ldap filter defaults to "AD" and greyed out
    Ldap search base dc=zzz, dc=yyy
    my zimbra user works

    When I test it, I get a fail and a long list of errors, but the first line says "missing 'equals'"

    If I go a step further to the "configure authentication" screens, I can actually authenticate. Although inside the gal I can't get it to test successfully or import any users.

    Any ideas on what I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

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    What are the rest of the errors? Zimbra doesn't automatically create the accounts. You still need to create an account in Zimbra so we have a place to hang config/prefs in LDAP.
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    Maybe I am asking it to do something it can't.

    If I have 20 user accounts set up on a MS2000 server running ad, no accounts other than admin setup on zimbra.

    I configure the GAL setting, will Zimbra import all of my accounts, username password etc?

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    Default Accounts?

    You have to create individual user accounts. You can't just expect them to be made from the fact theres an account in the GAL.

    Most of the time you wouldn't want accounts to be automagically made like this because of an entry in LDAP/AD, because what about that 1 user who you don't want using email (that intern or the shady seeming contractor). Plus the GAL will often have non-corporate users and 'psuedo' users (the printer for example).

    You could write a script that crawls your GAL and creates accounts.
    Last edited by Coilcore; 05-18-2006 at 11:00 AM.

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    Ah, so now I get it.

    Tested it out, the password work off my server but I do have to create the usernames.

    Is there a quick and dirty way to import accounts off a passwd file, or if I do an ldap export file and place all the user names in a txt file.

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    Default Scripting account creation

    You can create accounts using the command line tool 'zmprov'. Its a pretty useful tool.

    The basic idea would be to write a script that parses the file (whatever format) for the usernames, and call 'zmprov CreateAccount ${username}' (or 'zmprov ca ${username}') for each user.

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