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Can't access ADMIN$ when system in Computer OU


I'm using PDQ Deploy in conjunction with MDT 2013 to "pull" a package via a Task Sequence.

Overall, it is working well except for one thing. If the new computer sits in the default Computers OU that new domain joined PC's get added to it won't pull the package and shows the computer as offline.

If the computer is somewhere else in our AD structure then the package installs fine.

The ADMIN$ share does not seem to be available for those computers in the default OU.

Can anyone shed some light on this and what I need to do to get round this other than pre-staging the computer account somewhere other than the default OU?




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  • sounds like the account that you are using does not have admin access until the PC is moved to an OU that applies the users group to local admins.

  • This could also be due to a particular GPO that's applied to the default OU. If you run RSOP or GPResult on one of the machines in the default OU against one in a another container, are the results different, and if so, how?

  • Hi Alex,

    Did you find a solution to this?