PowerTip: Create Computer Account in Active Directory with PowerShell


Summary: Use the Active Directory module to create a new computer account.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to create a computer account in Active Directory?

Hey, Scripting Guy! AnswerTo create a new computer called ScriptoPC, execute the following line in an Active Directory environment
          with a domain controller running Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2:

New-ADcomputer –name “ScriptoPC” –SamAccountName “ScriptoPC”

Comments (4)

  1. Chen V says:

    Adding to this
    New-ADcomputer –name “ScriptoPC” –SamAccountName “ScriptoPC” -Enabled $true
    Enabled will be set to true and add -path to specify the OU

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Its helped me to reduce the manual work. Now I can run my powershell script without any manual work.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Its helped me to reduce the manual work. Now I can run my powershell script without any manual work.

  4. Thanks Its helped me to reduce the manual work. Now I can run my powershell script without any manual work.

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