Computers not under SBS Computers

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by R, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. R

    R Guest

    I recently migrated to a new server; I disjoined the workstations from the
    old domain, changed servers, then joined the domain, providing admin
    username/password to add computer to domain.

    As a result, in AD the computers are under just "computers" not "SBS

    Is that a problem? Should I move them or leave them?

    R, Jan 3, 2005
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  2. R,
    It should cause no major issues whether you leave them in the standard
    computers container or not.

    Having said that I would move them to the SBS Computers container as this is
    an OU and not a plain container you will be able to assign Group policy to
    the computers much more effectively from the SBS OU.

    Hope this helps

    Regards Mark (The Irish MCT)
    Mark Mulvany MCT, MCSE,MCSE+I,CNA,INET+
    Mark Mulvany [An MCT as Eire], Jan 3, 2005
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  3. Hi,

    If you manually join the computer to the SBS domain, it will be placed in
    ADU&C\Domain.ext\Computers container.

    If you join the computer by running the Manage Client Computers wizard in
    Server Management, it will be placed in
    ADU&C\Domain.ext\MyBusiness\Computers\SBSComputers OU.

    This behavior is by design and you can manually move the computer to the OU
    if necessary.

    I hope the above info helps.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to post back.

    Have a nice day!

    Bill Peng
    MCSE 2000, MCDBA
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bill Peng [MSFT], Jan 5, 2005
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