CSVDE / LDIFDE – Windows CMD Command

Import or Export Active Directory data to a file. The syntax of these two commands is identical, the difference being that one works with CSV files and one with LDIF files.

CSV (comma-separated value) format files can be read with MS Excel and are easily modified with a batch script.
LDIF files (LDAP Data Interchange Format) are a cross-platform standard. This provides a method to populate Active Directory with data from other directory services. (e.g. Oracle Directory Server, eDirectory)

For security reasons, neither of these tools will export passwords. When you import an account it is given a null password, if the domain has a password length policy, then the account will be disabled (You can re-enable accounts in bulk with a script)

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