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Add a user to the managed by for all computers in the file.

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Hi,

I have a txt file which has the computer names and usernames.
I want to add the users to the managed by tab for the computers.

Ex:
Computername : Username

Regards
Sharath
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Farhan when we add the users to the manaed by tab.Is it just for information purpose or will the user be given some kind of permissions?

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Farhan when we add the users to the manaed by tab.Is it just for information purpose or will the user be given some kind of permissions?
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Thats just for information (so that this person will be contacted in-case any problem or concern related that machine raises).

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Thanks...
Farhan KaziSystems Engineer
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Ohoh! I think Im wrong :(

Check following link:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/stepbystep/admng.mspx
It says...

Creating a Computer Object

A computer object is created automatically when a computer joins a domain. If you do not want to give all users the ability to add computers to the domain, computer objects may also be created before the computer joins a domain manually or via scripts.

To manually add a computer to the domain

1.Right-click the Engineering OU, point to New, and then click Computer.
2.For the computer name, type Legacy, and then click Next.
3.If the computer is a managed system, you can enter the system GUID. In this example, leave the system GUID blank, click Next, and then click Finish.
4.To manage this computer from the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, right-click the computer object, and then click Manage.

That means that user can join that specific machine to Domain (if already created manually in AD and assigned that user in Managed By)

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Ok...

If the machines are being joined to Domain and i add the user to the managed by that means that user with his credentials can access the machine to the Domain...?

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