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Windows 7: Joining Win7 PC to AD

09 Jun 2011   #1

Dual-Boot WinXPP (x32), Win 7 Ent (x64)
Joining Win7 PC to AD

Is there a way to designate a specific OU when joining a PC to AD so that I don't have to join it, then performa separate action of moving it from the default Computers OU to the desired custom OU?

For example, I want a laptop to end up in the following custom OU: "<Domain>/SF/Laptops/WIN7" .

(Interesting note - when I typed the reference OU above without the quotes, the ""WIN7"" is automatically changed to "Windows 7" when I save the thread.)

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09 Jun 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64

To the best of my knowledge, there isn't. I would simply add machines in batches (i.e: if you've an OU for the marketing department, add all the machines for that department, then move them into that group), and then move all the desired machines into the OU. That's what we do.

(and I'm curious to hear if someone knows how to do this)
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09 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

I don't believe this is possible, they would all go into the 'Computers' container and you would manually move them to their correct OU.
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