[Samba] Samba 4.13 AD: How to Change Default Computer OU?
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Mar 30 05:00:08 UTC 2022
See this in the base DN (eg your main domain DN):
Most clients will honour where this points and create new computers
there by default, unless told otherwise.
On Tue, 2022-03-29 at 23:13 -0500, Mike Ruebner via samba wrote:
> 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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