Add Production Computers to the Membership Groups

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

After you have thoroughly tested your GPO deployment, use this procedure to add the production computers to the membership groups.

To add production computers to the membership groups

  1. Log on to your domain controller as a member of the Domain Admins group.

  2. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. In the navigation pane, expand Active Directory Users and Computers, expand, and then select Computers. (If you created the GPO membership groups somewhere other than in the Computers container, then select the appropriate container.)

  4. In the details pane, double-click the GPO membership group to which you want to add computers.


If you choose to add a large group like Domain Computers to the membership group, make sure that your exception groups are fully populated and tested before adding the large group.

  1. Select the Members tab, and then click Add.

  2. Type the name of the computer in the text box, and then click OK.

  3. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each additional computer account or group that you want to add.

  4. Click OK to close the group properties dialog box.

  5. Restart the computer. Changes in group membership do not take effect until after the computer is restarted.