Add Computers to the Exception Groups

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Before you add any computers to the membership groups, use this procedure to add computers to the appropriate exception groups. For example, add any computers running Windows 2000 to that exception group. This will prevent the computer accounts in the exception group from applying GPOs that are not intended for them.

To add computers to the exception 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 your domain, and then select Computers. (If you created the exception groups somewhere other than in the Computers container, select the appropriate container.)

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

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

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

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

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

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