Windows Server

Concept: Active Directory Computer Account

Did you know that all domain computers has a computer account and a password like a regular user account password? This password is randomly generated and used to create a secure connection.
Note: This password is changed every 30 days.

Note: Computer Accounts added automatically when joining the domain, but this has a drawback as the device might be placed in a different OU not desired. This brings us to the point of Pre-staging.

Prestaging: Prestaging is a process of creating a computer account in Active Directory prior to joining the computer to Active directory.  

This allows a PC to be placed in the right OUT and this allows GPO to be applied correctly.
– Note: When using windows deployment services (WDS), this can be achieved as well.

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