Add a Computer Account to a Group
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Membership in Account Operators , Domain Admins , or Enterprise Admins , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.
To add a computer account to a group using Active Directory Administrative Center
To open Active Directory Administrative Center, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Administrative Center .
To open Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server® 2012, click Start , type dsac.exe .
In the navigation pane, select the node that contains the computer account that you want to add to a group.
In the management list, right-click the computer account that you want to add to a group, and then click Properties .
Under Member Of , click Add .
In Enter the object names to select , type the name of the group to which you want to add this computer account, and then click OK .
You can also perform the task in this procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell . For more information, see Add a Computer Account to a Group (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141773).
To open the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012, open Server Manager , click Tools and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell .
For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102372).
By adding a computer to a group, you can assign permissions to all the computer accounts in that group and you can filter Group Policy settings on all the accounts in that group.