DSADD computer

Add a computer object to active directory.

Syntax DSADD Computer Computer_DN [-samid SAMName] [-desc Description] [-loc Location] [-memberof GroupDN ...] [{-s Server | -d Domain}] [-u UserName] [-p {Password | *}] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}] Key Computer_DN Distinguished name of the computer that you want to add. If omitted will be taken from standard input (stdin) SAMName Unique SAM account name for this computer (By default, the cn attribute from the ComputerDN.) -desc Computer description -loc Location of computer -memberof Join this computer to a Group/DN -s Server to connect to (Default=the domain controller in the logon domain.) -d Domain to connect to. -u Username with which the user logs on to a remote server. -p Password (UserName or Domain\UserName or Username@domain.com) -q Quiet, suppress all output -uc Unicode format -uco Unicode format for output only -uci Unicode format for input only

DS* commands are available on networked machines with the server role A.D. Domain Services installed, Domain Controllers (or for XP users: XP Professional).

To also make the computer a member of a specific group (for applying group policy), use the -memberof option.


C:\> dsadd computer cn=pc64,ou=computers,dc=ss64,dc=com

“Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked” - Jeff Pesis

Related commands:

DSAdd - Add object

DSMod - Modify object

DSGet - Display object

DSMove - Move object

DSQuery - Search for objects

DSRM - Delete object