Location tab in Active Directory

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Spin, Mar 3, 2006.

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    Spin Guest

    Experts,

    I just noticed this. If you look at the properties of any computer object
    in AD, and then click the location tab, you can enter manual information
    into here? Is anyone leveraging this feature?

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    Spin, Mar 3, 2006
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    Spin Guest

    Thanks. My browse button on that tab is grayed out. Is yours?

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    "Paul Williams [MVP]" <> wrote in message
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    > It would be nice, but without a web-based GUI to manage this (system
    > creation and later when a system is moved) it isn't going to happen, and I
    > don't have the time or patience to write the app, write the processes and
    > get the processes signed off. So, I can't say that we are...
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    > Paul Williams
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Server - Directory Services
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    Spin, Mar 3, 2006
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    Paul Bergson Guest

    Mne is as well.

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    "Spin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks. My browse button on that tab is grayed out. Is yours?
    >
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    > Spin
    >
    > "Paul Williams [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> It would be nice, but without a web-based GUI to manage this (system
    >> creation and later when a system is moved) it isn't going to happen, and
    >> I
    >> don't have the time or patience to write the app, write the processes and
    >> get the processes signed off. So, I can't say that we are...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Paul Williams
    >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Server - Directory Services
    >> http://www.msresource.net | http://forums.msresource.net
    >>
    >>

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    Paul Bergson, Mar 3, 2006
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  4. We are here, but not to a large extent. (i.e. we don't rely on the
    information being accurate.) We use a tool to add machines to the domain,
    and one of the things it asks for is the location of the machine.

    To enable the browse button, enable the "Pre-populate printer search
    location" Group Policy setting. It is in Computer Config>Admin
    Templates>Printers.

    To have the locations show up, you need to define subnets within AD Sites &
    Services, and enter a location on each subnet. Use a / to make a hierarchy,
    such as United States/New York/New York City/Empire State Building/Floor
    23/Room 17, or however you want it to be. If you have more locations than
    subnets, you can make fake subnets that start with 0.x to add them to the
    list of locations.

    "Spin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Experts,
    >
    > I just noticed this. If you look at the properties of any computer object
    > in AD, and then click the location tab, you can enter manual information
    > into here? Is anyone leveraging this feature?
    >
    > --
    > Spin
    >
    >
     
    Michael D'Angelo, Mar 3, 2006
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    ivand

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    How to use location to localise printers

    I know its reviving an old thread but after many months i have finally documented how i use the location to help find printers that are nearby.

    Rather than letting the user remember printer locations and their schema's, try using some of Microsoft other technologies (Group Polices and Group Policy Preferences) to pre-populate printers based on your PC details (like Subnet or AD Site).

    Full breakdown can be read here:
    ivan.dretvic.com/2013/11/managing-location-based-printers-in-an-enterprise-environment/ - Managing location based printers in an enterprise environment
     
    ivand, Nov 15, 2013
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