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Active Directory and Computer Objects

By riz_1 ·
Hi All

Just a query really which im hoping you can help with. We currently have one domain and within active directory we have created a number of OU's in relation to our sites.

The issue i am having is that with the computer objects under the site OUs if any of them are taken off the domain (added to workgroup) AD still shows them in their respective container.

Doing a test in the standard COMPUTERS OU i noticed that if the computer object resides under here and is taken off the domain a red X is placed over the object, however as soon as the computer object is moved to a site OU and then removed from the domain the object remains as is.

So why are the computers not marked with a red X and why are they not scheduled to delete like they are under the COMPUTERS container?

I know the object can be deleted from AD manually however the automated function would be so much easier in keeping AD tidy and upto date.

Your assistance is appreciated
Thanks
Riz

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