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Manage computers in Active Directory with these quick and easy recipes

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Executive Summary

Learn quick and easy recipes for managing computers with Active Directory in this sample chapter from Active Directory Cookbook, Second Edition, now updated for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and R2 versions. The recipes address common day-to-day tasks:

  • Creating a computer account
  • Creating a computer account for a specific user or group
  • Joining a computer to a domain after the computer object has already been created in Active Directory
  • Movinga computer object to a different container or OU within the same domain
  • Moving a computer object to a different domain
  • Renaming a computer
  • Adding or removing a computer account from an Active Directory security group
  • Testing the secure channel of a computer
  • Finding inactive computer accounts in a domain
  • Changing the maximum number of computers a user can join to the domain
  • Modifying one or more attributes of a computer object
  • Finding computers that have a certain OS version, release, or service pack in a domain
  • Binding the default container that new computer objects are created in
  • Changing the container that computers are created in by default
  • Listing all the computer accounts in an Active Directory domain
  • Identifying the role that a particular computer serves in an Active Directory domain
Each recipe includes a discussion explaining how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations.

Title: Active Directory Cookbook, Second Edition
Authors: Robbie Allen and Laura E. Hunter
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Chapter 8: Computers
ISBN: 059610202X; Copyright ? 2006 O'Reilly Media. All rights reserved.
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