Enabling Computers

EmpowerID allows you to manage the computer objects in your connected directories. This topic demonstrates how to enable disabled computer accounts and is divided into the following activities:

The EmpowerID workflow used to disable computer accounts is the EnableComputer workflow. To run the workflow, users need to have the Initiator Access Level for it.

To enable computers

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar of the EmpowerID Web interface, navigate to the Computer management page by expanding Resources and clicking Computers.
  2. From the Computer management Page, click the Enable Computers in Bulk action link.
  3. Search for the disabled computer you want to enable and then from the grid tick the selection box for that computer.
  4. Click Submit and then click OK to close the Operation Execution Summary.

To verify the computer is enabled

  1. On a server with the Active Directory PowerShell Module, run the below PowerShell cmdlet. Replace the name of the computer in the below example with the name of the computer you disabled.
        Get-ADComputer -Filter { Name -eq 'BK-EIDLAB-2107' AND Enabled -eq $true }

    You should see that the computer is enabled.