Markiert: Active Directory

Compare Active Directory computer accounts with Configuration Manager resources 0

Compare Active Directory computer accounts with Configuration Manager resources

Despite all discovery methods, Health scripts and other cleanup efforts it might be helpful from time to time to simply compare all the computer account objects that we have in Active Directory with our resources in ConfigMgr. There are a couple posts available, that demonstrate how to integrate information from...

Handling lists in MDT web service calls – Adding Computers / Users to Active Directory groups 0

Handling lists in MDT web service calls – Adding Computers / Users to Active Directory groups

A common question if it comes to deployments is, how to add a computer (or user) to one or several Active Directory groups. As you probably know, I generally prefer using web services for any Active Directory related task, as this avoids a lot of typical issues like permission problems,...

Offline Domain Join with MDT 0

Offline Domain Join with MDT

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 come with a new feature called “Offline Domain Join”. With this, you get the possibility to join a computer or member server to the domain, even if that computer/server currently isn’t connected to the domain. Why would I need that, you might ask....

Deployment Web service – Version 7.3 published 4

Deployment Web service – Version 7.3 published

Today I published version 7.3 of the Deployment web service. Beside some small bug fixes and minor additions, three new features have been added:   1. SCCM Client Center support A completely new web service part has been added that’s exposing a couple of functions (55 to be accurate) from...

Deployment web service – Version 7.1 released 0

Deployment web service – Version 7.1 released

I’m happy to announce the release of Version 7.1 of the Deployment web service. The biggest and probably most useful change in this release is the implementation of NLog as logging provider. As already described in a previous post Add logging to your applications – NLog for beginners it’s now...

Moving Computers in Active Directory during MDT Deployments – Step by Step 2

Moving Computers in Active Directory during MDT Deployments – Step by Step

In a former article I explained in quite detail how to move computers in Active Directory using a webservice. As I got a couple requests for an updated and more condensed Step by Step guide I also took the opportunity and rewrote the sample scripts to fit to the new...

Finding computer in Active Directory based on the netbootGuid 2

Finding computer in Active Directory based on the netbootGuid

A couple weeks ago I got a question from a norwegian fellow. They prestage all computers in Active Directory based on their UUID and he wanted to be able to query AD to get the computer name for their Deployments. The UUID of a computer can be stored in the...

Setting the Computer Description in Active Directory during MDT Deployments 1

Setting the Computer Description in Active Directory during MDT Deployments

A quite common question I got so far  is how one would be able to set or update the computer description in Active Directory during the Deployment or maybe also later using a logon script. I personally like to store some additional information about the computer itself in the description...