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Adding a Computer to an Domain/OU in Deployment 7.x

Created: 26 Sep 2012 • Updated: 06 Nov 2012
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The following examples assume an Active Directory with this structure:

domain.environment.local
└ OU 1
   └ OU 2
          └ OU 3
└ OU A

Joining a client machine to the root of the domain*

  • In the "Apply System Configuration" task, select the radio button next to "Domain:"
  • Populate the text box with the domain in the following format: domain.environment.local
  • Provide the credential area with a domain account with sufficient privileges to join the client to the domain

Joining a client machine to an OU that is one level deep

  • In the "Apply System Configuration" task, select the radio button next to "Domain:"
  • Populate the text box next to "Domain:" with the domain in the following format: domain.environment.local
  • Populate the text box next to "Organizational unit:" with the OU in the following format: OU 1
  • Provide the credential area with a domain account with sufficient privileges to join the client to the domain and specific organizational unit

Joining a client machine to an OU that multiple levels deep

  • In the "Apply System Configuration" task, select the radio button next to "Domain:"
  • Populate the text box next to "Domain:" with the domain in the following format: domain.environment.local
  • Populate the text box next to "Organizational unit:" with the OU in the following format: OU 1/OU 2/OU 3
  • Provide the credential area with a domain account with sufficient privileges to join the client to the domain and specific organizational unit