sandeep_nakarmi
Nintex Newbie

Can you create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow?

Nintex has ability to peform various operations on AD User objects. Is there any capability to do the same for AD Computer objects? Basically what I am looking to do is create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow.

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rhia
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Re: Can you create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow?

Hm, I've never had to do this before - it's a good question! 

It looks like it was asked a while back and there was no answer then... maybe there'll be better luck this time?

 

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cassymfreeman
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Re: Can you create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow?

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cassymfreeman
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Re: Can you create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow?

Also what about the provisioning actions "Create AD user" and "Create AD Group" and "Add user to AD group"?

http://nintexdownload.com/sl/supportfiles/NintexWorkflow2013Helpfile.pdf 

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sandeep_nakarmi
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Re: Can you create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow?

Ok, so i got response from Nintex Technical Evangelist and it is not something you can do OOTB. At the moment, you can use powershell as a workaround. Another option is to create a custom web service that manipulates AD Computer objects and you call them from Nintex Web Service action.

There is a custom PowerShell action developed by community   https://community.nintex.com/community/build-your-own/blog/2015/10/06/ntx-powershell-action-stable-r...  which allows you to execute powershell script that has been verified as stable by Nintex and they often use it when required. However, this custom action needs to be treated as open source and not covered under support contracts.

As much as I would like to accomplish this from Nintex using above custom action, I am however considering using PowerShell script outside of Nintex to do the same, purely from support and maintenance perspective

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cassymfreeman
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Re: Can you create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow?

apologies ‌ I completely misread your question!

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sandeep_nakarmi
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Re: Can you create AD Computer account and add them to security groups using Nintex Workflow?

Hi Cassy,

Those actions that you mentioned are for manipulating user objects which I have used successfully. I am now looking at interacting with AD Computer objects which is not yet available OOTB at the moment. More details in my comment to Rhia.

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