Sync AD Computer Object "Description" field with a Domain PC's "Description" field.

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  • Andrew Shassere

    If the description is set in AD, it will sync into the green highlighted field below automatically as part of a sync or scan, but cannot be edited manually. The red description field can only be edited if scanning is disabled on the machine. Because of this, the 2-way sync idea wouldn't really work unless you used a custom field to sync the description from.

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  • Nathan Gagne

    Even if this were possible, you'd have a hell of a time sorting out which field was last updated. AD doesn't store modification dates for attributes (this is why pwdLastSet is its own attribute), and even if PDQ stores property modification dates (doubtful!), you don't have access to the database.  Just have your techs run Set-ADComputer -Identity <computername> -Description <description> locally.

    All that said, this is a perfect use case for PDQ supporting ad-hoc variables for packages in Deploy and Tools in Inventory.

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