Domains greatly facilitate the work of users, allowing you to log in to the system just once and forget about all passwords to various devices and files in a large local network.
It is necessary
- - administrator rights;
- - local network with a Windows domain;
- - user account in the domain;
- - domain name.
You can add a computer to a Windows domain on the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window. To open the System Properties window in Windows XP, use the Start menu to open Control Panel and click on System. If your computer is running Windows 7 or Vista, open the "Control Panel" and go to the "System and Security" category, in which click on the "System" item. On the page that opens, click on the "Additional system parameters" link located in the left side column.
In the "System Properties" window that opens, select the "Computer Name" tab. Click the "Change" button and in the window that opens, enter the name of the domain to which you want to include the computer. Then click on the OK button. In the window that appears, enter the domain username and password. Then click OK and restart your computer. Your computer is included in the domain.
In addition to the graphical interface, you can add a computer to the domain using the command line. The Windows XP operating system includes the NETDOM utility, which can add a computer to a domain using the command:
netdom join computer_name / domain: domain_name / userd: domain_name \ user_name / passwordd: user_pass.
Where computer_name, domain_name and user_name must be replaced with the names of the computer, domain and user to be added, and user_pass must be changed to the password of the user in the domain. In Windows 7, the NETDOM utility has been replaced by the add-computer command in PowerShell. To join a computer to a domain from the console in Window 7, run the following command:
add-computer -DomainName domain_name -credential domain_name \ user_name
Where domain_name and user_name also replace with domain and user names.