USRTOGRP.EXE useful for adding users to local or global groups


Windows NT gui tool, User Manager, is adequate for adding a few user accounts
and for adding users to local or global groups. It is simply too clumsy for
managing large number of accounts. Windows NT Resource Kit utility ADDUSERS.EXE to allow
commandline create of accounts, allowing for scripting solutions. Windows NT
Resource Kit utility USRTOGRP.EXE allows one to automate group membership.
USRTOGRP takes its commands from a text file with the following syntax:

DOMAIN: mydomain
LOCALGROUP:
alocalgroup
FirstUser
SecondUser
GLOBALGROUP: aglobalgroup

Firstmember
Secondmember

The DOMAIN: can be a memberserver or
workstation as in \\SRVR2.

If you don’t have the Resource Kit, the net localgroup
command has signficant functionality. The syntax is:

NET LOCALGROUP [groupname [/COMMENT:”text”]] [/DOMAIN]
groupname {/ADD [/COMMENT:”text”] | /DELETE} [/DOMAIN]
groupname name […] {/ADD | /DELETE} [/DOMAIN]

NET LOCALGROUP modifies local groups on computers. When used without
options, it displays the local groups on the computer.

groupname Is the name of the local group to add, expand, or
delete. Supply only a groupname to view a list of
users or global groups in a local group.
/COMMENT:”text” Adds a comment for a new or existing group.
Enclose the text in quotation marks.
/DOMAIN Performs the operation on the domain controller
of the current domain. Otherwise, the operation is
performed on the local workstation.
This parameter applies only to Windows NT
Workstation computers that are members of
a Windows NT Server domain. By default,
Windows NT Server computers perform
operations on the primary domain controller.
name [ …] Lists one or more usernames or groupnames to add or to
remove from a local group. Separate multiple entries with
a space. Names may be users or global groups, but not
other local groups. If a user is from another domain,
preface the username with the domain name (for
example, SALES\RALPHR).
/ADD Adds a groupname or username to a local group. An account
must be established for users or global groups added to a
local group with this command.
/DELETE Removes a groupname or username from a local group.

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