Adding computers to a group memebership

HI all,

I am having issues with PowerShell to add a group membership called All_desktops to a computer in a domain.

Import-Module ActiveDirectory

$objOU=[ADSI]“LDAP:// OU=IITS,OU=Desktops,OU=Users and Computers,DC=subdomain,DC=Domain,DC=ca

$All_Desktops = "All_Desktops"

ADD-ADGroupMember -identity "All_Desktops” "$env:computername"

this is the error ADD-ADGroupMember : Cannot find an object with identity: 'my computer name' under:

any help would be great.


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Posted by: Nico-123 2 months ago
White Belt

To add a computer to a AD-Group you have to use the sAMAccountName of the computer. Normally it's the hostname and a $ afterwards. For example you computer is named PC-1 your sAMAccountname is PC-1$.

With Powershell you can easily manipulate the input string as shown below:

Add-ADGroupMember -Identity test-group -Members ($env:COMPUTERNAME.ToString()+"$")

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