Why does AD think my computer is a container?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by MTB, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. MTB

    MTB Guest

    I just tried to delete a computer (named: SPARE43-T21) and received the
    following message:

    Object SPARE34-T21 is a container and contains other objdects. Are you sure
    you want to delete object SPARE43-T21 and the objects it contains?

    Why does AD think this is a container, instead of a comuter?
    MTB, Sep 22, 2005
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  2. Because it has a sub-object attached to it. Most likely a printer but can
    be other items as well. To see it what sub-object is there, select View >
    Users, Groups, and Computers as Containers. Now you should be able to
    expand the computer object and see what children it has.
    neo [mvp outlook], Sep 22, 2005
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  3. Computers are container objects. A container is simply an object that can have
    child objects. Obviously you have a printer or MSMQ or some other object as a
    child of the computer.

    Joe Richards [MVP], Oct 3, 2005
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