credentials required to logon to a domain/

Posted on 2003-02-19
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what are the credentials requred to logon to a domain??
Question by:withdraw
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ID: 7984893
uhh.. username and password?
if you want to add your PC to a excisting domain you need a account with administrator rights..

Oh.. and when you try to add it to a domain.. reboot first and right after the reboot join the domain (don't browse thru the network) otherwise you might get a error "credentials failed" or something like that.

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ID: 7989718
i know an account name and password for an accout that can join the domain.... but im not sure if i can join it? do i need to change my computer name or have an ip/mac address thats on a ACL?

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ID: 7995580
That depends on how the NetAdmin set up the remote access.  Ask her for those missing details
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ID: 7999151
to Goldwig:

actually you dont need administrator rights to join computer to domain but an account that has rights to join the computer to the domain. (uh, not very clear...)

What I mean is that a "normal" user account (separate from admin) can join computer to the domain if it has the rights to do so. Domain admins can add specific userrights to any account.


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ajsaasta earned 80 total points
ID: 7999158
And the Answer to withdraw's question would be:

you need an useraccount (any account) that "has rights to join computer to domain".


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