Changing default location (OU) for domain computers

Copper Contributor

Hello All,


To bring some better structure to our AD, we're looking into organizing our client domain machines in AD, under an OU hierarchy.      Part of this was also (possibly) changing newly joined machines to go to a separate OU, versus inside of the default Computers container.
I've found a couple of methods for doing this, however, I'm not sure if this is a supported thing to do.    I'm curious what others' opinions are of this.



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You can use scripting in your deployment to join the computer to the domain in a specific staging OU without GPOs for example, run the deployment and when exiting move it to the desired OU (Laptop, Desktop, etc.)

You can also use redircmp.exe to specify a default OU so that all computers are joined to that OU,
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