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Austin Active Directory

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.

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.

  2. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, click Classic View in the left pane.

  3. Double-click Administrative Tools and open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  4. 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.

  5. Right-click the right pane and select New, and then select Computer.

  6. Enter the name of the machine to be added in the Computer Name field.

  7. Click Change.

  8. 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.

  9. Click Check Names to verify that the name has been entered correctly and click OK.

  10. Click Next twice and then click Finish.

Last updated September 28, 2012 @ 10:17 am

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