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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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Computer Objects

Computer objects represent physical computers that are members of the domain. The computers can be either servers or workstations and also can be either Windows 2000 computers or pre–Windows 2000. However, this does not include Windows 9x. Four ways exist to add a new computer object to the directory.

Note

Windows 9x does not have the capability to join a domain. It can use resources in a domain but is not capable of being a member of a domain.

Creating Computer Objects

The first method is to use the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to create the object. Similar to creating any other object (an exception being a Windows 2000 printer), you right-click the OU in which you want to create the new object and select New, ...

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