XP Computer Description in 2000 Active Directory


L

Los

Hi,

I'm building a new PC with WinXP SP2. During the setup,
I'm asked to give a Computer Name and a Computer
Description. Let's say I use "USNJACCT1234" as the name
and "US - New Jersey - Accounting - Jane Doe" as the
description.

Once the rest of the install finishes, I add the computer
to our Domain with Domain Controllers running Windows 2000
Server.

The Computer object is added to the domain, but the
Description field is blank. How can I get the PCs
Computer Description to show up in Active Directory?

Thanks

- Los
 
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J

Jerold Schulman

Hi,

I'm building a new PC with WinXP SP2. During the setup,
I'm asked to give a Computer Name and a Computer
Description. Let's say I use "USNJACCT1234" as the name
and "US - New Jersey - Accounting - Jane Doe" as the
description.

Once the rest of the install finishes, I add the computer
to our Domain with Domain Controllers running Windows 2000
Server.

The Computer object is added to the domain, but the
Description field is blank. How can I get the PCs
Computer Description to show up in Active Directory?

Thanks

- Los


From any Windows XP client:

dsmod computer "%dn%" -desc "%desc%"

Where %dn% is a computer Distinguished Name and %desc% is the description.
See tip 8305 in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsiinc.com for how I set it to the logged on user name.


Jerold Schulman
Windows Server MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
 
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