Active Roles 7.3.3 - User Guide

Introduction Getting Started User or Service Account Management Group Management Computer Account Management Organizational Unit Management Management of Contacts Management of Exchange Recipients

Moving computer accounts

Moving computer accounts

To move computer accounts to another container, select the accounts, right-click the selection, and then click Move. In the Move dialog box, select the container to which you want to move the accounts.

NOTE: The console provides the drag-and-drop function for moving objects. To move computer accounts, you can drag the selection from the details pane to a destination container in the console tree.

Steps for moving a computer account

Steps for moving a computer account

To move a computer account

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the computer account.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the computer account and click Move to display the Move dialog box.
  3. In the Move dialog box, select the folder to which you want to move the computer account, and then click OK.

NOTE:

  • With Active Roles, computer accounts, as well as other directory objects, can only be moved within the same domain. This means that the folder to which you want to move the account must belong to the same domain as the account.
  • You can move multiple computer accounts at a time: Select the accounts, right-click the selection, and click Move to display the Move dialog box. To select multiple accounts, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each account.
  • You can use the Find function of Active Roles in order to locate the computer accounts you want to move. Once you have found the accounts, you can move them as follows: Select the accounts in the list of search results, right-click the selection, and click Move to display the Move dialog box.
  • You can move objects, such as computer accounts, by using the drag-and-drop feature. To move a selection of objects, drag the selection from the details pane to the destination container in the console tree.

Exporting and importing computer accounts

Exporting and importing computer accounts

With the Active Roles console, you can export computer accounts to an XML file and then import them from that file to populate a container in a different domain. The export and import operations provide a way to relocate computer accounts between domains.

To export computer accounts, select them, right-click the selection, and select All Tasks | Export. In the Export Objects dialog box, specify the file where you want to save the data, and click Save.

To import computer accounts, right-click the container where you want to place the accounts, and then click Import. In the Import Directory Objects dialog box, select the file to which the computer accounts were exported, and click Open.

Deleting computer accounts

Deleting computer accounts

To delete computer accounts, select them, right-click the selection, and click Delete. Then, click Yes to confirm the deletion. If you select multiple accounts, clicking Delete displays the Delete Objects dialog box. To delete all the selected accounts, select the Apply to all items check box, and then click Yes.

NOTE: Deleting a computer account is an irreversible operation. A new computer account with the same name as a deleted account cannot authenticate in the domain unless the administrator re-joins the computer to the domain. For this reason, it is recommended that you disable rather than delete computer accounts.

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