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Create Computer

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

You can use the Create Computer activity in a runbook to create an entry for a computer in the Microsoft Active Directory. Typically, you would do this if you would like to pre-assign the Organizational Unit (OU) in which certain computers should go once they join the domain.

This activity publishes all of the data from the required and optional properties into published data. Additional published data is generated based on the class that you select when you define the activity.

The following tables list the required and optional properties and published data for this activity.

Required properties for Create Computer activity

 

Element

Description

Valid Values

Common Name

Name to identify the computer

String

Optional properties for Create Computer activity

 

Element

Description

Valid Values

Container Distinguished Name

Distinguished name of the container where the computer is located

String

Description

Description for the computer

String

Display Name

Display name of the computer

String

DNS Host Name

Name of the computer as registered in DNS

String

Location

Computer's location

String

SAM Account Name

The Security Accounts Manager (SAM) logon name used to support clients and servers running earlier versions of the operating system.

String

Published data for Create Computer activity

 

Name

Description

Value Type

Common Name

Name to identify the computer

String

Container Distinguished Name

Distinguished name of the container where the computer is located

String

Container Path

Path of the container where the computer is located

String

Description

Description for the computer

String

Display Name

Display name of the computer

String

Distinguished Name

Distinguished name that uniquely identifies the computer account

String

DNS Host Name

Name of the computer as registered in DNS

String

Location

Computer's location

String

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