JSI Tip 4972. How can I use the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to select multiple users so I can Enable, Disable, Delete, Move, Send mail, or Add members to a group?

You can use the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to perform the following actions on multiple users:

Enable accounts
Disable accounts
Delete accounts
Move users
Send mail
Add members to a group

To select multiple users for one of the above actions:

01. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

02. Right-click the domain name and press Find.

03. In the Find drop-down list, select Custom Search.

04. In the In box, select Entire Directory.

05. Press the Field button and select User and Logon Name.

06. In the Condition box, select Is not.

07. In the Value box, type *.

08. Press the Add button.

09. Press Find Now.

10. To select multiple users, hold down the CTRL key as you press the mouse and/or hold down the SHIFT key to select a sequence of users.

11. Right-click any highlighted user in the list of highlighted users and press any of the above actions.

NOTE: If you press the Properties item, only one user is modified.

NOTE: See How do I increase the 10,000 object 'find Users, Contacts, and Groups' limit in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in?

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