Trying to add a computer to a security group at the same time as adding to the domain during deployment in K2000

I have modified the join domain script to also enable UAC and attempt to add the computer account in AD to a security group, but am failing to get the group added ok.

The powershell script works when run from a computer on my network, and everything else about the script works fine.

Here is a redacted version of the script, I tried moving the add to security group part around a little, but it just doesn't seem to work during the deployment!  I would have expected that adding to the end will mean the account is in AD and ready to be used by this script to add to the group.

#enter user account that will be used to join domain

  $domain= "tailspintoys.com"
  $password= "5555555555555" | ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText -Force
  $user= "$domain\JoinPCaccount"

  $cred= New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential($user,$password)

#edit for OU path

   $oupath = 'OU=standard,OU=computers,DC=tailspintoys,DC=com'
   $server= "domaincontroller1.tailspintoys.com"

#add computer to OU

  Add-Computer -domainname $domain -oupath $oupath -Credential $cred -ErrorAction silentlycontinue -Server $server

#add computer to domain

  Add-Computer -DomainName $domain -Credential $cred

#pull info to add computer to correct local groups

  $group= Get-ADGroup "CN=Laptop-Computers,DC=tailspintoys,DC=com" –Server $server;
  $hostname= hostname
  $computerName= Get-ADComputer $hostname –Server $server;

#add computer to local group

  Add-ADGroupMember $group -Member $computerName -Server $server -Credential $cred

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  • I don't know about the PS script, but I wanted to mention that we do a similar thing through the setup configuration (aka "unattended") XML and it works great for us. - JasonEgg 4 years ago
    • Hi JasonEgg

      How are you provisioning the hostname for the machine and the domain join if using unattend file? - Vivalo 4 years ago
      • It was set up by someone else, so I don't exactly know. There's plenty of documentation online. - JasonEgg 4 years ago
  • Hi JasonEgg

    What I meant was that the auto unattend file would have to be hard coded with the hostname. I have the hostname provisioned as a kid deployment task. So it would not work to do it. I will edit the script to save the output to a file as I can briefly see on the deploying the powershell flash up on the screen with red text (so it is erroring out). - Vivalo 4 years ago

Answers (1)

Posted by: JasonEgg 4 years ago
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Tangential, relating to my comments.

Here is the section of our unattend.xml which adds the comp to the domain
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
    <MachineObjectOU>OU=YOUR_OU, DC=YOUR_OTHER_VALUES</MachineObjectOU>
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