6-1: Implement Best Practices for Managing Computers in Active Directory

Solution overview

Type of solution

Guidance and scripts

Features and tools

OUs, Dsacls, naming conventions, the registry

Solution summary

Explore the detail of each step involved with creating a computer account and joining a computer to the domain. Implement best practices for Active Directory design, delegation, computer account creation, and joining computers to the domain.


Increased consistency and manageability of computer objects


Computer objects are security principals and include properties similar to users and groups, such as a logon name (sAMAccountName) and a password that is established when the computer joins the domain and is changed automatically ...

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