GPO to Disable a Computer at a Future Date

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Shane, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Shane

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    Is there any way via a GPO to disable a computer on a specified future date?
    We have students that are issued laptops and if they do not return the laptop
    we are looking for a way to disable the machine on a given future date.

    Any thoughts/help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
    Shane, Jun 11, 2008
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  2. GPOs do not support such a feature
    the first thing that comes to mind is scripting using an input file

    some process that runs every day by looking at an input file. If a computer
    account is specified in the input file will be disable. it it is removed
    from the input file you need to decide what to do with the computer account
    in AD...Delete it? Leave it disabled? Enable it again? Etc.etc.

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    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Jun 11, 2008
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