[Samba] Samba 4.13 AD: How to Change Default Computer OU?

Mike Ruebner samba at machichemicals.com
Wed Mar 30 04:13:13 UTC 2022

Thanks for your response. Much appreciated. I am aware of the samba-tool option, but that's, for lack of better words, after the fact. 'Off the bat' meaning that a newly joined workstation should automatically end up in the 'Machines' OU instead of the default 'Computers' OU. In Windows speak, I would be able to achive this with the 'redircmp' PowerShell command.

Bests, Mike

> Not entirely sure I understand what "applied off the bat" means. 
> Joining the domain won't execute GPO computer settings AFAIK, you need 
> to reboot the machine first.  If you have to reboot the machine anyway, 
> just use samba-tool right after the domain join:

> # samba-tool computer move COMPUTERNAME NEW_PARENT_DN [options]

> This command moves a computer account into the specified organizational 
> unit or container.

> The computername specified on the command is the sAMAccountName, with or 
> without the trailing dollar sign.

> The name of the organizational unit or container can be specified as a 
> full DN or without the domainDN component.

>> On 3/23/22 00:22, Mike Ruebner via samba wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there any way to change the default OU for new domain joins? I have a couple of GPOs I would like to see applied off the bat from a 'Machines' OU.
>> Samba 4.13.13-Debian on Debian 11.2.

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