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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 6. Managing computer accounts

If you were asked “What’s in your Active Directory?” your instinctive answer would most likely be users and groups. It’s what everyone thinks of because that’s where the bulk of the work lies. The other big data set is computers.

Every computer that’s part of your Active Directory has an account that has to be managed. This chapter will show you how to manage all the computers in your domain with minimal effort—that’s not zero effort, just minimizing the effort.

Why do you need computer accounts in Active Directory? Imagine an organization with thousands of users, each with their own desktop computer. This organization also has 2000 to 3000 servers. Now, you could manage the settings on all of those machines ...

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