Location tab in Active Directory

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

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    Spin Guest


    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, Mar 3, 2006
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    Spin Guest

    Thanks. My browse button on that tab is grayed out. Is yours?
    Spin, Mar 3, 2006
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    Paul Bergson Guest

    Mne is as well.

    Paul Bergson, Mar 3, 2006
  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

    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.
    Michael D'Angelo, Mar 3, 2006
  5. Spin


    Nov 15, 2013
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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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