Cleaning up your Google Apps Domain {GAD}, if it was not kept up, is not always fun is never fun. This week my goal was to organize our GAD to make implementing the new Google Vault service easier. The first thing you must do is consider how you want to organize your users. My tip is to only create Organizational Units {OU’s} for settings you might need to implement. My motto is the fewer OU’s, the better. Here are ours.

  • Admins
  • Students
    • Campus 1
    • Campus 2
    • Campus 3
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Former Employees

The one change I think i’d make to our OU’s as I think about it little more, would be to break the Campuses down by graduation year so bulk removal For is easier. **project for tomorrow**

To do bulk editing I use a tool called Google Apps Manager {GAM}. GAM is command line based, but don’t be scared, it’s easy. However, this post is not going to go through the setup, or even how to get GAM working, but Chomebook you can find all of that info here. Or, you can drop me a line and i’ll help you in any way I can.

Step 1 – Once you have GAM installed, running, and you’re in the Command cheap nfl jerseys Prompt the first thing I like to do is check to make sure we’re still connected to our domain by doing a: gam info domain

Step 2 – You need to create a txt file with each username you want to move on their own line. I find the easiest thing to do is pull this info from PowerSchool, or from GAD into a csv & paste into notepad. You’ll need to save that file as something easy to remember like staff.txt and save in the GAM folder.

Step 3Mehrmarkenwerkstatt Make sure you can access your org via GAM by typing: gam info org OR <org het name> so if my OU is called staff I’d type: gam info org staff  if my org is accessible I’ll see “Organizational Unit: <name of org>” on the next line. Now You we’re ready to rock and roll.

Step 4 – This is where the magic happens, not really, but kind of. You just need to type this happy little command: gam update org <org name> add file <filename.txt>  so, if we’re updating our staff OU with the staff.txt file we created in step two the wholesale jerseys command will look like this: gam update org staff add file staff.txt boom, done. The command will wholesale mlb jerseys process through the wholesale nba jerseys file and you’ll be loved by all.

You can do tons of things with GAM, but I find this to be one of the most useful things I’ve used it for. I hope this makes your life a little easier. If you have any questions at all feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

Resources:

Google Apps Manager: http://goo.gl/ZSctH

Google Vault: http://goo.gl/GLyw7k

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