The University of Texas at Austin

Austin Active Directory

Computer Accounts

When a computer is joined to a domain, a computer account is created in that domain. We recommend that the departmental computers be added to the Austin domain by first adding the computer name into the departmental OU using Active Directory Users and Computers MMC. In order to keep the number of objects in Active Directory under control, the following policies will be followed:

  • Any computer account in the Computers container for 7 days will be disabled. A disabled computer account in the Computer container that is disabled for more than 7 days will be deleted.
  • WES will generate a report of all computer accounts outside the Computers container that have remained in an inactive state for over 90 days. Administrators of the Organizational Units containing the old accounts will be informed and encouraged to remove them.

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