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Move natively joined Active Directory computer objects for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

This is an optional task.

The Windows SBS Console displays Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) computer objects that are in or nested in the Windows SBS 2008 default Organizational Unit (OU), OU=<DomainName>\MyBusiness\Computers\SBSComputers. If you want to manage computer objects that were natively joined to the domain, you must move the computer objects into the default OU.

To move computer objects to the default OU for Windows Small Business Server 2008

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the Users Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  3. In the navigation pane, expand <DomainName>, and then expand the Computers container or the container where the computer objects are located.

  4. Expand the MyBusiness container, expand the Computers container, and then expand the SBSComputers container.

  5. Drag and drop the computer objects from their current location to the SBSComputers container, and then click Yes in the warning dialog box.

  6. When you finish moving the computer objects, close Active Directory Users and Computer.

  7. Open the Windows SBS Console.

  8. In the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Computers.

  9. Verify that all of the computers on your network are displayed.

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