When I image a win7 computer at first the network location box pops up, i select work. Then when I hover over the network icon it seems to think that there are two network locations called work, neither of which know about my domain.
To get it to work I have to disable the lan and enable it again, then it pops up asking for network location, i pick work, and then it works.
This was ok until i started using MDT, because at the end of the image deployment process the computer logs on, and until i do my disable/enable the final part of the deployment process doesnt work.
Hope this makes sense!
ive also noticed that this doesnt happen when im on the management vlan (with our dcs on, and the vlan the image was prepared on)....but thats all ive found so far.
In a GPO you need to go to Computer Configuration --> Policies--> Windows Settings --> Security Settings --> Network List Manager Policies.
Here you define the name of your domain (FQDN) and then set if the icon can be changed, if users can rename it, is the network location work or public etc. This will fix up your problem.
But this happens before a computer is even on a domain....
and ive just checked this is already setup on our default domain policy :)
When I rebuild a machine I directly put it into an OU with all my GPOs directly attached to it, that is inherited by Windows 7 machines. If you're rebuilding and putting it directly into the Computer OU, then GPO inheritance is virtually nill.
hmm is there any way to let someone pick an ou from a pre defined list? for example classroom a, classroom b, but not classroom c, d or z ??
Yup, there is. You need to edit your Bootstrap.ini file.
Mine currently looks like this (the bold bit is the important one).
DomainOUs1=OU=BST, OU=Admin Offices, OU=Workstations, DC=Schoolname, DC=Internal
DomainOUs2=OU=Conference Room, OU=Admin Offices, OU=Workstations, DC=Schoolname, DC=Internal
DomainOUs3=OU=Deputy Principal's Office, OU=Admin Offices, OU=Workstations, DC=Schoolname, DC=Internal
DomainOUs4=OU=FEC Managers Office, OU=Admin Offices, OU=Workstations, DC=Schoolname, DC=Internal
cheers chuck, ill have a serious look at this then :)