how can we differentiate between Manually created Computers and automaticall created computers?

Hi,

how can we differentiate between Manually created Computers and automaticall created computers?

In ADS.

Regards
Sharath
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bsharathAsked:
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Farhan KaziConnect With a Mentor Systems EngineerCommented:
Hi Sharath,

One thing which I have noticed that manually added machines does not have DNS Name set by default (may be I am wrong). So you can query for computer names that have DNS name blank.

Like:
Click Start -> Run -> Cmd.exe -> OK
DSQuery * -Filter "(&(objectCategory=computer)(!dNSHostName=*))" -Attr Name -Limit 0 -L

Hope this helps!
Farhan
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DarylxCommented:
Why would you want to?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
I want to delete all computers that are created manually and add the machines to the Domain .
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DarylxCommented:
Again.... Why?

You want to delete computers from the domain and add them again?  As you've already discovered today, deleting computer accounts can cause problems.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
By finding computers that are manually created would help...Any comments...

Many times i can find computers that are not available but the computer objects are created by some admin's testing and they dont delete them...That why i need a way...
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