Using the DSADD CONTACT command, you can add a contact from the command-line.

When you type dsadd contact /?, the parameters are displayed:

Description: Adds a contact to the directory.
Syntax: dsadd contact \[-fn \] \[-mi \]
\[-ln \] \[-display \] \[-desc \]
\[-office \] \[-tel \] \[-email \]
\[-hometel \] \[-pager \] \[-mobile \]
\[-fax \] \[-iptel \] \[-title \]<br /> \[-dept <Department>\] \[-company <Company>\]<br /> \[\{-s <Server> | -d <Domain>\}\] \[-u <UserName>\]<br /> \[-p \{<Password> | *\}\] \[-q\] \[\{-uc | -uco | -uci\}\]<br /> Parameters:<br /> <br /> Value Description<br /> <ContactDN> Required. Distinguished name (DN) of contact to add.<br /> If the target object is omitted, it will be taken<br /> from standard input (stdin).<br /> -fn <FirstName> Sets contact first name to <FirstName>.<br /> -mi <Initial> Sets contact middle initial to <Initial>.<br /> -ln <LastName> Sets contact last name to <LastName>.<br /> -display <DisplayName> Sets contact display name to <DisplayName>.<br /> -desc <Description> Sets contact description to <Description>.<br /> -office <Office> Sets contact office location to <Office>.<br /> -tel <Phone#> Sets contact telephone# to <Phone#>.<br /> -email <Email> Sets contact e-mail address to <Email>.<br /> -hometel <HomePhone#> Sets contact home phone# to <HomePhone#>.<br /> -pager <Pager#> Sets contact pager# to <Pager#>.<br /> -mobile <CellPhone#> Sets contact mobile# to <CellPhone#>.<br /> -fax <Fax#> Sets contact fax# to <Fax#>.<br /> -iptel <IPPhone#> Sets contact IP phone# to <IPPhone#>.<br /> -title <Title> Sets contact title to <Title>.<br /> -dept <Department> Sets contact department to <Department>.<br /> -company <Company> Sets contact company info to <Company>.<br /> \{-s <Server> | -d <Domain>\}<br /> -s <Server> connects to the domain controller (DC)<br /> with name <Server>.<br /> -d <Domain> connects to a DC in domain <Domain>.<br /> Default: a DC in the logon domain.<br /> -u <UserName> Connect as <UserName>. Default: the logged in user.<br /> User name can be: user name, domain\user name,<br /> or user principal name (UPN).<br /> -p \{<Password> | *\}<br /> Password for the user <UserName>. If * is entered<br /> then you are prompted for a password.<br /> -q Quiet mode: suppress all output to standard output.<br /> \{-uc | -uco | -uci\} -uc Specifies that input from or output to pipe is<br /> formatted in Unicode.<br /> -uco Specifies that output to pipe or file is<br /> formatted in Unicode.<br /> -uci Specifies that input from pipe or file is<br /> formatted in Unicode.<br /> <br /> Remarks:<br /> If you do not supply a target object at the command prompt, the target<br /> object is obtained from standard input (stdin). Stdin data can be<br /> accepted from the keyboard, a redirected file, or as piped output from<br /> another command. 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