The [Operating System] attribute of some Linux devices modified to [Windows] in AD domain server RRS feed

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  • Hello everyone,

    I've had a problem that's been bothering me for a long time. In my Windows AD domain server, therer are some Linux devices added very long time ago, just like following figure shows, it's a normal status.

    Sorry I can't attach the figure, it's like this.

    Active Directory Users and Computers --> Domain\Computers --> Properties of the machine account --> Operating System, it's Linux.

    But recently I found some abnormal about this part, the operating system of some Linux devices was changed to Windows (Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Pro), and the version may different.

    Does anyone know why, or can give us any clues?

    Thank you very much.

    • Edited by Jamie Chim Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:23 AM correct the description
    Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:22 AM


  • Jamie --

    You have erroneously posted your Windows Server question in a user forum dedicated to Microsoft Project Server, an enterprise project management application.  I would recommend you repost your question in one of the new Windows forums in Microsoft Q&A at:


    Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Monday, September 14, 2020 1:51 PM