Import computer objects from Active Directory to a SharePoint list

As a IT administrator, I monitor and manage user, contact and computer objects usually. In fact, I store the AD computer objects in a SharePoint list, and update the properties once anything changed. But there are a lot of computer objects and it is a time-consuming process to manage these objects individually.

With AD Information Sync, I can populate the computer objects to a SharePoint list, and easily manage these computer properties. Even better, I can update the computer properties both in active directory and list with one operation.

The following steps illustrate how to import computer objects from active directory to a SharePoint list:

Firstly, create a “Computer Information” list in the SharePoint site you want to use to store the data from Active Directory.

Secondly, configure a profile with following settings:

1. In List section, select Computer Information list.

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2. In Active Directory section, configure the authentications.

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3. In Filter section, select Computer in object type.

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4. In Column Mapping section, select the object attributes and map them to list column.

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5. In Sync Options section, select Create list items when AD items are created option. And select Use the last modified item option under Sync changes from list to Active Directory option.

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6. In Sync Schedule section, select Sync hourly option. This option will automatically sync the computer objects between active directory and list.

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Save the settings and click Sync Now action.

And the computer objects are populated as followings.

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