Active Roles 7.3.3 - User Guide

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Finding a computer account

Finding a computer account

To find a computer account, right-click the container you want to search and click Find. In the Find window, select Computers from the Find list, specify your search criteria, and start the search. In the search results list, you can right-click computer accounts and use commands on the shortcut menu to perform management tasks. For more information, see Finding objects earlier in this document.

Steps for finding a computer account

Steps for finding a computer account

To find a computer account

  1. On the Action menu, click Find to display the Find window.
  2. In the Find box, click Computers.
  3. In the In box, select the domain, container or Managed Unit you want to search, or click Browse to locate a domain, container or Managed Unit.
  4. In the Name box, type the name of the computer account you want to find.
  5. Optionally, in the Role list, click one of the following:
    • Domain Controller if you want to find only domain controllers
    • Workstations and Servers if you want to find only workstations and servers (not domain controllers)
  6. Click Find Now to start your search.

NOTE:

  • You can manage found computer accounts directly from the list in the Find window: right-click a list item, and then use commands on the shortcut menu to perform management tasks.
  • For more information on how to search for computers, see Steps for searching for a computer earlier in this document.
  • You can use the Advanced tab for more powerful search options. For details, see Steps for using advanced search options earlier in this document.
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Modifying computer account properties

Modifying computer account properties

To modify computer account properties, right-click the account, and then click Properties. You can make changes to computer account properties in the Properties dialog box, shown in the following figure.

Figure 19: Properties

In the Properties dialog box, some property labels may be displayed as hyperlinks. The hyperlink indicates that Active Roles enforces certain policy restrictions on the property. To examine policy details, click the hyperlink: the policy information is displayed (see Getting policy-related information earlier in this document).

The policy information is also displayed whenever you supply a property value that violates a policy restriction. Property changes cannot be applied until you enter an acceptable value.

You can use the Properties dialog box to view or modify any property of the computer account: go to the Object tab and click Advanced Properties. In the Advanced Properties window you can manage all properties, including those that cannot be accessed via the Properties dialog box itself.

You can also display the Advanced Properties window as follows: right-click the computer account and select All Tasks | Advanced Properties.

NOTE: In the console, you can select multiple computer accounts, right-click the selection, click Properties, and modify properties of all the selected accounts collectively via the Properties dialog box.

Steps for modifying computer account properties

Steps for modifying computer account properties

To modify computer account properties

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the computer account that you want to modify.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the computer account you want to modify, and then click Properties.
  3. Use the tabs in the Properties dialog box to view or modify properties of the computer account.
  4. If you want to view or modify additional properties (those for which the tabs in the Properties dialog box do not provide data entries), go to the Object tab and click Advanced Properties.
  5. After setting all the properties you want, click OK.

NOTE:

  • The behavior of the user interface elements in the Properties dialog box may vary depending on the configuration of Active Roles policies. To determine whether a given item on a tab is under the control of a certain policy, observe the text label next to the item: the underlined text label indicates that some policy restrictions are in effect. Click underlined text labels to examine the policies that govern the behavior of the user interface elements.
  • To modify properties for multiple computer accounts, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each account. Right-click the selection, and then click Properties.
  • You can also access the Advanced Properties dialog box for a computer account as follows: Right-click the account and select All Tasks | Advanced Properties.
  • You can use the Find function of Active Roles in order to locate the computer account that you want to modify. Once you have found the account, you can open the Properties dialog box for that account as follows: Right-click the account in the list of search results and click Properties.
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