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Manage desktop computer accounts

Sep 02, 2014

When managing computer accounts for desktops, you can:

  • Free unused accounts to use for other desktops by removing Active Directory computer accounts from Desktop OS and Server OS machine catalogs, and Organizational Units (OUs) from Remote PC Access machine catalogs
  • Attach additional accounts to a machine catalog so that when more machines are added to this machine catalog, the computer accounts are already in place

To manage Active Directories

Follow these steps to manage Active Directory user accounts for Desktop OS and Server OS machine catalogs.

  1. In Studio, select the Machine Catalogs node.
  2. Select a machine catalog in the results pane. and click Manage AD accounts.
  3. On the Active Directory computer accounts page, select one of the following:
    • Create new Active Directory account:
      • Select the Active directory location by selecting a domain and folder
      • Select an account name
    • Use existing Active Directory accounts
      • Browse to an account, or import an account
      • Manage the account passwords:
        • Reset all account passwords - use this if you do not know the current passwords for the account; you must have permission to perform a password reset
        • Enter a password that applies to all accounts - this will change the password on the accounts as they are imported

To manage OUs

Follow these steps to manage Organizational Units (OUs) and user machine accounts for Remote PC Access machine catalogs.

  1. In Studio, select the Machine Catalogs node.
  2. Select a Remote PC Access machine catalog in the results pane. click Edit Machine Catalog, and then select Users.
  3. On the Select machine accounts for your users page, select or add user accounts:
    • Select an existing machine account or OU
    • Add machine accounts or OUs