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Missing computers in AD, and other AD questions...

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* grouppolicyActive Directory* gp1
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Im learning about implementing Group Policy to a small domain with 14 computers and users.
If I understand correctly I need to get things organized in AD before I can move very far in GP tasks.  I'm running into a couple of challenges there right away.  Im hoping for some experience to help me along the way.  Here's a couple of questions...
1.  I don't see any of the computers on this domain in AD.  They are not listed in any of the folders. (Seriously, I've looked in every folder)  However, if I do an AD query, they are all listed in the results.  Where are they and how do I add them to an OU for GP purposes?  All 14 computers login to the domain, and otherwise seem to be attached to the domain.
2.  Under the domain container are all the default containers (Builtin, computers, Users, etc.) but only 1 OU, named Domain Controllers.  If I understand, I need the items I want to manage to be in OU folders and not just containers.  Can I create new OU folders and just move existing users (all in the Users container) to a new Domain-Users OU?  Will that break anything?
3.  If I fix these two problems, can I assume Im ready to starting learning and deploying GP?
Some info on the environment...
A single domain controller, running Win Server 2016 Essentials updates are current.  All workstations are on the local network, running Win10 Pro and show that they are members of the domain.  It's a pretty plain vanilla setup.  I've attached screenshots of the installed roles and features, incase some may question what's installed.

Thanks from a grateful newbie.
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