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Make new domain worstations/servers go to specific OU server 2008 r2

We are running windows server 2008 r2 and when we add new workstations/servers to the domain they by default go to the computers container which cannot be controlled by group policy therefore any computer in the container will not up date from the WSUS server.

Is there a way to make computers and servers go to their respective OUs that are set to update through WSUS automatically?

Josef Al-Chacar
Josef Al-Chacar
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
once they are added you will need to open active directory and move them to the correct OU unless you have automated scripts.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Pre-create the computer account in the desired OU.
Fairly straight forward on Server 2012


I have never tried this on 2008 R2 but I did find this link

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Pramod UbheCommented:
I agree with Lee W, you need to create computer accounts in target OU before joining them to domain which is the recommended method by Microsoft.
Darren ReevellCommented:
Easiest way is to use REDIRCMP

redircmp ou=newcomputers,DC=contoso,dc=com

Josef Al-ChacarAuthor Commented:
I am looking into all of these methods. The redircomp looks promising.

Thank you
Darren ReevellCommented:
REDIRCMP works, I've used it many times for many different clients. Typically will create new OU for newly commissioned / built computers, link a locked down GPO to, and then run the REDIRCMP command to make all newly joined computers go to that OU. It works perfectly and gives me full control of the new devices.
Josef Al-ChacarAuthor Commented:
Worked perfectly thanks!!
Darren ReevellCommented:
Glad to hear that. =D

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