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adding computer to domain. But need the computer not goto the default computer ou

In our company usually we add the computer to the domain by right clicking my computer properties, computer name, change. then changing the account from workgroup to domain. From there we give account and password to validate the add pc to the domain.

The problem I am running into is it dumps all new computer accounts into the default computer OU in AD.
Is there a better or easier way to have the computer accounts prompted to what OU they should be in? or is there a better way to add computer accounts to the AD domain so it will go straight to the OU it should be in?

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jodyriding
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adonis1976Commented:
not possible in Windows 2000 Active Directory environment.. unless u come up with a vbscript to do so..
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jodyridingAuthor Commented:
Do you have a better solution to adding computer's to a domain? maybe directly thru AD?
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adonis1976Commented:
one solution would be create the computer account before hand in the AD in the particular OU, so that it goes directly there.. another solution i would use is to use NETDOM.exe that is the Win2K resource kit

About how to use it.. follow this link

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q266651&id=266651&SD
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jodyridingAuthor Commented:
I like your answer so far. Quick question on that. once you have created it in AD on the domain. When you goto the actualy pc and goto add the pc to the domain does it already recoginze the pc name and allow it into the domain under that account?
If not how do you offically add the pc after you add the account in AD?
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adonis1976Commented:
yes it will...all you are doing it is informing AD that there is a computer by this name and creating an account for it in some OU. So when the computer is actually joined to the domain, it will directly go into that OU..

try it out.. create an computer account for a test machine in some OU in your AD and then try to add that machine to the domain and see what happens...
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