Thursday 13 March 2008

Adding a Windows 2008 Core Server to a Domain

To join a 2008 core server to a domain run the following command:

netdom join W2K8DC04 /domain:home.local /userd:yourusernamehere /passwordd:yourpasswordhere

Note: the account must have the correct priviledges to add a machine to the domain, also passwordd isn't a typo - and because this is the command prompt your password isn't hashed *******so make sure no one is looking over your shoulder ;-)

Update: you can just enter a single * and it will then prompt for a password that is hashed.

Once the server has rebooted you can verify this by running:

netdom verify w2k8dc04

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

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