OSDDomainOUName

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This tool was created as a quick fix for a problem a coworker had in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM): moving a re-imaged computer to it’s final location. I don’t really know all that much about SCCM, but his problem was to find a script that was able to move the current computer to a new OU based on a special environment variable defined in the task sequence (OSDDomainOUName).

We tried to utilize several vb scripts he found searching the web to no avail. In the end I got tired of this and created a small command line interface to one of my existing code libraries who already had the ability to move a computer.

Disclaimer

As usual, this tool is provided without any warranty whatsoever. Use at your own risk, and don’t blame me if it doesn’t work. My coworker has deployed it in production successfully, but I can not guarantee that it will work in your environment. Constructive comments are appreciated, but I can’t promise a swift reply.

Usage

The tool itself is fairly simple to use, albeit not necessarily easy to integrate into SCCM. It has two command line options, but in the typical scenario you will only use the /D: for destination. The destination is the name of the OU you want to move the current computer to in FQDN format, e.g. LDAP://cn=ou,DC=test,DC=local. This will typically be collected from the %OSDDomainOUName% environment variable mentioned above.

You can use the /S: option to move another computer than the one you are currently executing the program at.

The user executing the program need to have the necessary domain permissions to perform the operation. In short, domain admin or at least delegated admin for the OUs in question.

The self extracting exe below contains a msi setup package that can be installed (and later uninstalled) as part of the task sequence. If you wish, you can just copy the .exe and .dll files and it will usually work.

In SCCM, you have to define the OSDDomainOUName variable for each collection were you want to use this tool. Then, you have to add a step  for running the command AFTER the “Set up Windows and Configuration Manager” step. See screenshots for an example.

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