How can an existing user or group in Active Directory be Unix enabled?
You can unix enable users and groups through Microsoft's Active Directory Users and Computers by doing the following:
1 - Click Start, and then click Run
2 - In the Open box, type dsa.msc and then click ok
3 - Right click the user or group and go to properties
4 - Click Unix Account tab and fil out the information and click OK
Use 'vastool create' with the -e flag, specifying the Unix information as a string with -i.
Using the -e option will override those attributes if they already exist for the user or group, so it should be used with caution.
Also, please ensure that the specified info does not conflict with other users in your AD configuration.
An example is enclosed below.
# vastool -u administrator create -e -i "user1:x:1201:1001:User 1:/home/user1:/bin/bash" user user1
Password for Administrator@example.com:
Successfully Unix-enabled user1