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User and computer accounts cannot be redirected to the Windows SBS 2011 Standard organizational units

Updated: May 26, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Problem   User accounts and computers cannot be redirected to the organizational units (OUs) for Windows SBS 2011 Standard.

Features affected   The task to redirect user accounts and computers failed during the installation of Windows SBS 2011 Standard. With a successful redirection, the new user accounts are added to the SBSUsers OU, and computers that are joined to the domain are added to the SBSComputers OU. This allows all user accounts and computers to be grouped together, and it helps you use Group Policy settings in Windows SBS 2011 Standard to target these user accounts and computers.

Solution   To resolve this issue, you must manually redirect the user accounts and the computers.

To manually redirect the user accounts

  1. Log on to Windows SBS 2011 Standard as a domain administrator in the domain where the "CN=Users" container is redirected.

  2. Ensure that the Windows SBS 2011 Standard domain functional level is Windows Server 2003 or higher. To raise the functional level to Windows Server 2003, see the instructions in "To raise the functional level of the domain" at the Microsoft Web site (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753104.aspx).

  3. Open a Command Prompt window, and then change the directory to %SystemRoot%\System32

  4. Type the following, replacing <Domain> and <DomainExtension> with your domain name and extension: redirusr OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=<Domain>,DC=<DomainExtension>. For example: redirusr OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=contoso,DC=local

To manually redirect the computers

  1. Log on to Windows SBS 2011 Standard as a domain administrator in the domain where the "CN=Computers" container is redirected.

  2. Ensure that the Windows SBS 2011 Standard domain functional level is Windows Server 2003 or higher. To raise the functional level to Windows Server 2003, see "To raise the functional level of the domain.

  3. Open a Command Prompt window, and then change the directory to %SystemRoot%\ System32.

  4. Type the following, replacing <Domain> and <DomainExtension> with your domain name and extension: redircmp OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=<Domain>,DC=<DomainExtension>. For example: redircmp OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=contoso,DC=local

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