Need fake users for SharePoint

Sometimes when you setup a demo or lab environment, you need a bunch of fake users. I never got any further then testuserxxx. Until I stumbled upon a site where you can generate fake users. Fake Generator Logo You can even order in bulk, up to 50000 users. One of the best features they offer is that you can choose from which countries the fake users come from (United States, Netherlands, Germany, etc etc). You can even choose the ratio male/female users and the output format (.csv, .txt, .htm or .sql).

The following properties are available to choose from:

  • Incrementing number
  • Gender
  • Given name
  • Middle Initial
  • Surname
  • Street address
  • City
  • State
  • Postal code
  • Country abbreviation
  • E-mail address
  • Username
  • Password
  • Telephone number
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Birthday (m/d/yyyy)
  • Credit card type
  • Credit card number
  • Credit card CVV2/CVC
  • Credit card expiration
  • National ID number
  • UPS tracking number
  • Occupation
  • Company
  • Vehicle
  • Domain name
  • Blood type
  • Weight (pounds)
  • Weight (kilograms)
  • Height (feet/inches)
  • Height (centimeters)
  • GUID
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

As you can see there are enough properties to build realistic user accounts.

In a next post I will show you how to use a .csv file and Powershell to import the users into your Active Directory.

Remove an orphaned DPM 2010 agent

Today I tried to remove an orphaned DPM 2010 agent from my DPM console. But I couldn’t find how to do that. 🙂

I found out that there is a powershell script to do just that. It’s called “Remove-ProductionServer.ps1”, sweet

Just startup your DPM Powershell environment and run the script.

It will ask you for your DPM server and the server to remove. You could also provide these as parameters, like so:

.\Remove-ProductionServer.ps1 <DPM Server Name> <Protected Server Name>

That’s it….