AD - OU for the computers?

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Is it a good practive to stick the computers in an OU?
For example, we have an OU called Marketing and then in that OU is another OU called MarketingComps and it has the computers listed.
Question by:JRockFL
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    Accepted Solution

    It is a good idea for at least two reasons:

    1. If you are brosing in ADUC,  you can easily separate the computers and users.
    2. If you are using Group Policies, you can apply a GPO to the computers OU and it is totally separate from the users.

    Hope this helps.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Kini pradeep
    not really you can move the computer accounts to a differenet OU.
    you would want to do that if you want to apply policies on work stations / servers.
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    Assisted Solution

    Since Group Policies are separated for Computer and User, there is no technical reason to separate them from the User accounts.  Only settings in a GPO that affect the Computer will apply to them.

    It simply eye-candy.

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    Expert Comment

    by:Kini pradeep
    consider a scenario in which you have a terminal server farm and want to apply policies on the servers, there is also some thing called loop back where in you can apply the computer settings on users and vice versa.well it would depend upon what you wanna achieve.

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