Pre-Creating a Windows Computer in Active Directory
OU Administrators should perform this step from the computer they use to manage the domain, not on the individual computer.
Windows XP machines must have the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack installed.
Windows Vista machines must have the remote server administration tools (RSAT) installed. For more information on RSAT, including download information, refer to Windows Server 2008 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
Windows Server 2008 must have the Active Directory Domain Services Tools installed, which can be installed with the Initial Configuration Tasks or Server Manager.
Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, click Classic View in the left pane.
Double-click Administrative Tools and open Active Directory Users and Computers.
In the left pane, select the organizational unit (OU) where the computer account will be created. Contact the WES group if you need help locating the correct OU.
Right-click the right pane and select New, and then select Computer.
Enter the name of the machine to be added in the Computer Name field.
Enter the name of the group or user that will join the machine to the domain in the Enter the object name to select field.
Click Check Names to verify that the name has been entered correctly and click OK.
Click Next twice and then click Finish.
Last updated September 28, 2012 @ 10:17 am