A.D.: Policy applied to Computers Container

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by M D, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. M D

    M D Guest

    Hello you Gurus! ;)

    Here's another thing that I want to ask you for clarifications.
    A 70-293 MS Press book (v.1) states:

    "By default, Windows Server 2003 places all the member servers joined to a
    domain in a container object, beneath the domain, called Computers (...).
    The Computers object is not a domain, site, or organizational unit object,
    however, so you cannot associate a GPO with it. Furthermore, this container
    also contains the computer objects for all your workstations, so you would
    not want to apply a member server baseline to it."

    Isn't this false? I mean: I verified that Computers container inherits the
    Default Domain Policy (as it was supposed to be), so I think that this
    statement can take to great
    misconceptions... Am I right?
    Thanks a lot to everybody!
    Bye
    MD
     
    M D, Oct 10, 2006
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  2. M D

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Re: Policy applied to Computers Container

    Hi MD,

    The Computers object in Active Directory is a Group, not an Organizational
    Unit. As such you cannot apply Group Policy to it, but objects within the
    group will take on the Group Policy of the parent object, in this case the
    domain.

    SBS Admins beware: In Small Business Server the structure differs... Though
    what I said is true, there is also a tree called My Business (OU). Within
    that tress there is an OU called Computers, where SBS places its members by
    default. This is specific to SBS and as I always tell my students, SBS is a
    great package and may well be the panacea to small businesses, but it is
    often a detriment when studying for Enterprise level exams because of small
    differences like this!

    Good luck!

    M

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    "M D" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello you Gurus! ;)
    >
    > Here's another thing that I want to ask you for clarifications.
    > A 70-293 MS Press book (v.1) states:
    >
    > "By default, Windows Server 2003 places all the member servers joined to a
    > domain in a container object, beneath the domain, called Computers (...).
    > The Computers object is not a domain, site, or organizational unit object,
    > however, so you cannot associate a GPO with it. Furthermore, this
    > container also contains the computer objects for all your workstations, so
    > you would not want to apply a member server baseline to it."
    >
    > Isn't this false? I mean: I verified that Computers container inherits the
    > Default Domain Policy (as it was supposed to be), so I think that this
    > statement can take to great
    > misconceptions... Am I right?
    > Thanks a lot to everybody!
    > Bye
    > MD
    >
     
    Montreal MCT, Oct 11, 2006
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  3. M D

    M D Guest

    Re: Policy applied to Computers Container

    "Montreal MCT" <> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:...
    > Hi MD,
    >
    > The Computers object in Active Directory is a Group, > not an
    > Organizational [CUT]


    Thaks Montreal MCT

    Kind and exhaustive as usual!

    Have a nice day.
    Bye
    MD
     
    M D, Oct 11, 2006
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