Adding a computer account to an AD group 
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 Adding a computer account to an AD group

Hi guys

I have a requirement to find a way to join a Win2k Pro computer to a
domain and then add the computer account to a specific group via .vbs.
The script is called after the first successful logon.

Currently I call .hta which requests the username, password and domain
name before using those credentials to call netdom.  This works fine and
the machine goes to the correct domain and OU.  I then use "opendsobjct"
to authenticate to the domain and use the "group.add" to add the
computer account to the group.  This seems to work.

However, when I go into AD users and computers and look at the target
groups membership (comprised entirely of computer accounts) I see the
computer name, but an Icon for a "user" account that is slightly grayed
out.(the hair is grey as opposed to black!). The account looks normal
when viewed outside of the group membership tab.

What have i done wrong?  I can't find anything specifying a particular
syntax needed for adding workstation accounts to groups and why on earth
is the account appearing as a user account when you look in the group?

A portion of the script I use is :
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

strComputer = objNetwork.ComputerName          

computer = "CN=" + strComputer +

group = "CN=AppsPC-Notebook,DC=xx,DC=xxxxxx,DC=com"

Set prov2 = GetObject("LDAP:")

Set groupobj = prov2.OpenDSObject("LDAP://" & group,
domainname + "\" & username, password, ADS_SECURE_AUTHENTICATION)

fqcomputer = "LDAP://" & computer

groupobj.Add fqcomputer

MsgBox "Done...hopefully"
I know the script isnt very pretty ;-)

Does anybody have a clue why I'm getting problems?  Anybodys suggestions
are much appreciated!

Thanks, and have a good day.
Kind Regards
Ross Draper

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Tue, 12 Jul 2005 21:23:09 GMT  
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