How can I determine the username of the person who added a computer to the domain.

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a computer that showed up in Active Directory, I have 10 users who have the delegated right to add computers to the domain. This PC was not registered correctly (we ask that a description be included and that the PC object be added to the proper OU). Everyone is telling me that they did not do it. Where can I find the audit trail of who added this PC to the domain?
Question by:visorneo
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    Expert Comment

    it the computer showed up on Active Directory....look for the user of the computer.

    you can view your logs in Event Viewer
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    Accepted Solution

    If you open AD Users and computers > click View > advanced features
    Now browse to the computer in question > right click > properties > security tab
    You will see a list of groups and users.
    The first 6 or so entries are all groups. The first username you come to in the list will
    be the person who added that computer

    Author Comment

    Thanks you mdiglio: I like this answer; it was easy to implement :)

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