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When you automate the installation of Windows 2000 by using the unattended installation method, you can specify the organizational unit where the computer account is placed. You can do this by adding the following section to your unattended answer (Unattend.txt) file:
MachineObjectOU Value: Domain Name System (DNS) name, LDAP path
This value specifies the full LDAP path name of the organizational unit in which the computer belongs. For example:
You can also use MachineObjectOU in the Sysprep.inf file if you are using Sysprep 1.1.
If you join a domain from the Windows 2000 user interface (UI), the computer account is placed in the default organizational unit, which is the "Computers OU". The method that is described in the "Summary" section of this article is the only available method to add computer accounts to an organization unit other than the default "Computers OU."For additional information about the Unattend process, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
224390 How to Automate Windows 2000 Setup and Domain Controller Setup
MachineObjectOU is not read during the deployment of Windows 2000 through Remote Installation Services (RIS). MachineObjectOU is specified by using the RIS server settings, not the Riprep.sif file.