2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2017 9:32 PM by SophiaBonham

    Can I change OU from CN=Computers to something else for my RDSH farms?

    SophiaBonham Novice

      hi, its me again! sorry!

       

      is it possible to change from the default CN=Computers to something else? i saw reference in the release notes about this limitation

       

      thanks

      sophia

        • 1. Re: Can I change OU from CN=Computers to something else for my RDSH farms?
          peterbrown05 Expert
          VMware Employees

          Hi Sophie

          No Problem! Its great you are asking questions. Feel free to ask as many as you need. We are here to help,

           

          so you are correct in that the initial release we did in October for Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure had a limitation that you could only use CN=Computers;

          The VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Release Notes state:

          • Editing the default value in the domain join's Default OU field in the Active Directory page does not persist in the system.
            Even though you can edit the domain join's default OU value on the Administration Console's Active Directory page, the change does not persist in the system. The default OU for the AD domain registered with the node continues to be CN=Computers. However, even though the node's default OU is CN=Computers, you can change the default OU for a farm and assignments are created using the farm's OU.
            Workaround: Use the farm's OU field to set the default OU for assignments based on that farm.

           

          however, this being a cloud service; we did actually push an update yesterday which improves this (but doesn't 100% fix the issue). let me explain....

           

          so until Monday of this week, you could only override the default OU at the RDS Farm creation level.

          With the update this Monday, when you first create the node, there is a UI which allows you to override the default OU (which will be applied for all farm creation, unless also overridden as above). This will now work ! yay!

           

          If you have already deployed a node, then you can edit this setting by going to:   Settings--> Active Directory and then 'Edit' the Domain Join section. You can then update the Default OU value. Note that this should be in the form OU=NestedOrgName, OU=RootOrgName, DC=DomainComponent   etc. ive attached a screenshot of this UI.

           

          What remains however, is that importing an image from the marketplace will continue to use the CN=Computers value. This is something we are working on fixing now, and I hope to have an update for this issue very soon!

           

          hope this helps,

          cheers

          peterb

          • 2. Re: Can I change OU from CN=Computers to something else for my RDSH farms?
            SophiaBonham Novice

            please msg back when you fix that remaining OU issue for the image import. thanks.