Active Directory Object Location

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Hi,
If you open Active Directory Users and Computers, and
double click on an object (a computer for example), you
get several properties, one of them is the LOCATION tab.

What is this? and why is it disabled? How can I enable it
and what benifists does it give me?

Thanks
Ihab
 
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The purpose of the Location tab is for determining the "physical location"
of a computer if you have deployed locations in AD. One of the biggest
reasons to deploy Locations, is that when you search for a printer,
assuming locations are set correctly, it will determine your location based
on you settings or your IP subnet, and only return printers that are
physically located near you. For mor information regarding Locations, the
following articles should prove helpful:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/default.asp?url=/
windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/80.asp
234270 Using Group Policies to Control Printers in Active Directory
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=234270

David Waldron
MCSE+I, MCP+I, MCDBA, MCSA, MCT
Microsoft Enterprise Support
EPS Directory Services Team
a-davew@online.microsoft.com

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