[gptalk] Re: Automatic Disabling of AD Computer accounts

  • From: "Ray Lewis" <razor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:57:18 +0100

Thanks Thorbjörn,


What about an alternative restriction to prevent the machines being able to
sign on or being issued a token?


I?ve looked at IPSEC solutions but would prefer to steer clear of this




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Thorbjörn Sjövold
Sent: 11 October 2007 09:27
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Automatic Disabling of AD Computer accounts


I do not think there are such a solution available, the problem here would
be that this would be something that need to run in AD and not on the
computers where the GP CSEs reside and execute, in theory it might be
possible for a computer to disable itself from a startupscript, but the
other way around it tough for obvious reasons :-). The problem is similar to
the situation with the Password Policy GP setting that actually executes on
the Domain Controllers.


 I normally prefer using GP compared to ?external? solutions, but a
workaround could be  a small script or program that runs as a scheduled job
on a DC that does the trick, although you need to take into consideration
that there could be disabled computers in other OUs for other reasons etc.
Also unless you use the DirSync control to monitor changes, you will also
have to live with a polling solution so it the change will not be immediate.



Thorbjörn Sjövold

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ray Lewis
Sent: den 11 oktober 2007 09:38
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Automatic Disabling of AD Computer accounts


Hi all?


Is there a GPO rule I can tag to an OU that will ?automatically? disable the
computer accounts within it? For example, as soon as a machine is moved into
that OU, it becomes disabled and cant be re-enabled unless moved.


Cheers guys?



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