1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 15, 2017 6:44 AM by phoffmann

    Move into a specific OU




      we are using the LANDESK MANAGENET SUITE 2017.


      When I deploy a new computer with OS and APPLICATIONS, I can choose between laptop or workstation.

      After 5 minutes the computername is automatically.

      The computer itself is located in the OU COMPUTERS after AD join.


      Now my question.

      Is it also possible to move the computer to another OU when deploying it ?

      In our AD we have several locations for our computers, not only one.

      Is it possible to build a function like my previous with the computername ?

      The provisioning stopps and wait for 5 minutes, I can choose the OU, then provisionig goes on.

      After 5 minutes the computer will be put automatically to computers OU.


      Is this possible ?

        • 1. Re: Move into a specific OU
          phoffmann SupportEmployee

          "Maybe" - the problem is that you'll need to run things as a domain admin / similar level of privileges.


          I would assume that you can control domain memberships via PowerShell scripts (not tried it, but it'd make sense to me). The problem is that you need to run said powershell script with an account that has the needed privileges & talk to your DC as well.


          Bear in mind that most provisioning actions are local to "the machine being provisioned" and things like "joining a domain" are fine, but actually fiddling with domain group memberships tends to require ADUC (Active Directory Users & Computers" and assorted privilege levels.


          So - "can it be done" - I would say probably yes (via Powershell script for instance - one direction for you to investigate into). But there's a few "be careful what you ask for" clauses to be mindful about.