DSMOD computer (installable option either via RSAT /AD DS or adminpack.msi)

Modify a computer object in active directory.

Syntax DSMOD computer Computer_DN -reset -disabled [-c] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}] [options]
Key Computer_DN Distinguished name of the computer that you want to add. If omitted will be taken from standard input (stdin) -reset Reset computer account -disabled {yes | no} Disable the computer account for logon -c Continue with the next object after any error (when you specify multiple target objects) by default dsmod will exit when the first error occurs. -q Quiet, suppress all output -uc Unicode format -uco Unicode format for output only -uci Unicode format for input onlyOptions -desc Description -loc Location {-s Server | -d Domain} By default, connects the computer to the domain controller in the logon domain. -u UserName The user name with which a user logs on to a remote server. By default, the currently logged on user. -p {Password | *}

Examples

Disable multiple computer accounts (CMD shell)

C:> set _mc1=”CN=ServerA,CN=Computers,DC=ss64,DC=Com”
C:> set _mc2=”CN=ServerB,CN=Computers,DC=ss64,DC=Com”
C:> dsmod computer %_mc1% %_mc2% -disabled yes

Reset multiple computer accounts (powershell)

PS C:> $mc1 = “CN=ServerA,CN=Computers,DC=ss64,DC=Com”
PS C:> $mc2 = “CN=ServerB,CN=Computers,DC=ss64,DC=Com”
PS C:> dsmod computer $mc1 $mc2 -reset

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Related commands:

DSAdd – Add object
DSMod – Modify object
DSGet – Display object
DSMove – Move object
DSQuery – Search for objects
DSRM – Delete object
PowerShell: Set-adComputer – Modify an AD computer.

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