Active directory objects not syncing with server?

By jbell27 ·
One of my coworkers added some of our soon-to-be-imaged machines to our OU in our organization's active directory.

On his screen in his management console, he had the computers added and was able to double click on them and view properties.

However, when I opened my management console, they were not there. I added a test computer object to our OU from my console, and he was able to see it. But I was unable to see the ones that he had created.

My coworker both have rights in that OU as administrators, so we're able to add and delete.

Any ideas as to what's causing this?

Thanks in advanced :)

PS - the server is Windows Server 2008 R2, and both of our pcs are Windows 7 with Remote Server Administration Tools installed and enabled.

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by NexS In reply to Active directory objects ...

Why are you creating the computer accounts manually?

The computers should appear in the default OU for computers once you join them to the domain.

Have the other guy log off after making changes and visa versa and see if it synchronizes?

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by jbell27 In reply to First

We create the manually in the correct OU (we don't want them in the OU), because we don't have sufficient privileges to move them from the computer ou.

Yeah, I had him log off his domain account and log back in, reload it, and that was still the case.

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That's crazy

by NexS In reply to Second

Why would you be expected to do maintenance on AD and not have permissions to do so.

Anyway, what about you? Did you log out/in?

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by jbell27 In reply to That's crazy

I have rights over my OU..which is indeed insufficient.

Yeah, when my coworker said there were issues mapping those computers to the AD, I logged in myself and saw that error, that they weren'y syncing..I even forced the console to refresh, and such.

Do you think it's an issue of insufficient privileges? I don't think it is, but I'm not sure.

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by NexS In reply to Indeed

without being able to fiddle with the system for myself, I'm not sure where to start.

Can your colleague change passwords, change memberships, and such, on all accounts without encountering the issue?
Basically I want to know how wide-spread the issue is.

If it's only those particular PCs, that'd be easy to work around. If it's only a particular OU (say, try adding a new OU under yours and try adding them there) then you could look at OU properties.

Perhaps it might be worth getting your user account copied (as to create a new account) to replace your Colleague, and see whether a new account has the same issue, either from your side, or his.

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