Moving the PCs to the My business OU

On January 31, 2011, in sbs2011, by

The Windows SBS Console displays Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) computer objects that are in or nested in the Windows SBS 2008 default Organizational Unit (OU), OU=<DomainName>\MyBusiness\Computers\SBSComputers. If you want to manage computer objects that were natively joined to the domain, you must move the computer objects into the default OU.
 To move computer objects to the default OU for Windows Small Business Server 2008
1.    On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
2.    In the Users Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
3.    In the navigation pane, expand <DomainName>, and then expand the Computers container or the container where the computer objects are located.
4.    Expand the MyBusiness container, expand the Computers container, and then expand the SBSComputers container.
5.    Drag and drop the computer objects from their current location to the SBSComputers container, and then click Yes in the warning dialog box.
6.    When you finish moving the computer objects, close Active Directory Users and Computer.
7.    Open the Windows SBS Console.
8.    In the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Computers.
9.    Verify that all of the computers on your network are displayed.

What does all that mean?  If you manually join a PC to the domain, you’ll need to move them to the My Business OU if you want them in the SBS console. 

Let’s try this again… as that was from the old SBS 2008 migration docs that I somehow copied accidentally.  Manually joined PCs will automagically be placed the the SBScoumputers organizational unit. The only reason they wouldn’t be is if they were created in another OU prior to officially joining the PC to the domain.

The Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console displays AD DS computer objects that are in or nested in the Windows SBS 2011 Standard default organizational unit (OU), OU=<YourNetworkDomainName>\MyBusiness\Computers\SBSComputers. If you want to manage computer objects that were natively joined to the domain, you must move the computer objects into the default OU.
 To move computer objects to the default OU
1.    On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
2.    In the Users Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
3.    In the navigation pane, expand <YourNetworkDomainName>, and then expand the Computers container or the container where the computer objects are located.
4.    Expand the MyBusiness container, expand the Computers container, and then expand the SBSComputers container.
5.    Drag-and-drop the computer objects from their current location to the SBSComputers container, and then click Yes in the warning dialog box.
6.    When you finish moving the computer objects, close Active Directory Users and Computers.
7.    Open the Windows SBS 2011 Standard Console.
8.    In the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Computers.
9.    Verify that all of the computers on your network are displayed.

The only thing you need to move is Servers out of the SBSComputers OU into the server bucket.  You’ll notice this mostly wtih Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Servers.  (more on this in an upcoming blog post)

 

Comments are closed.