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Best way to add a W2K computer to a AD Domain

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Couple of related questions....
I have a AD Domain called comphome.com (also called ADDOMAIN(old NETBIOS name?)

Q: How do I (join) make a Win2K computer (not a server) a member of the AD domain?

Back when I used just an NT Domain. I used to just go to Network and Dial-Up Connections / Advanced / Network Identification and click the properties button to join the domain.

Q: If I still use this method- do I use ADDOMAIN or comphome.com as the DOMAIN to add to?

Since I know AD is DNS dependent -
Q: Do I need to do anything with TCP/IP settings under DNS
Like
X Append primary and connection specific or
X Register this connection's address in DNS

I keep reading on this but I learn best by simple example
TIA-TOMG


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by:vtobusman
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OK...
First go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > System
Click on "Computer Name"  Then Click "Change"
In the computer Name Change box that comes up click the "Domain" Circle and then Type in the name of the Domain to be Joined... In this case "comphome"
  you shouldnt need to type in the ".com"  ( as long as the dns on the server is working correctly )
Then a window will come up asking you for the user name and pass for the account that has permissions to add the computer to the domain... this account is the domain admin account so type in the domain admin name and password and click ok....
thats it... you will get a box that says " Welcome to the comphome.com Domain"
  restart and your done.....

No you dont need to do anything to the tcp/ip dns properties except have the ip addresses of the dns servers in there

 Good Luck if you need more help just post back here
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by:Tgilbert
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vtobusman: you said
No you dont need to do anything to the tcp/ip dns properties
except have the ip addresses of the dns servers in there

On the DNS settings of the workstations we used to use the two DNS numbers of our ISP with the gateway the IP of our DSL router

On the network workstations, with a local DNS at 192.168.0.2
Do I continue to use just the two from the ISP - or
Do I use just the local one instead of the two from the ISP - or
Do I use all three with the local one first?

TIA-TOMG
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ok does you domain controller have dns on it ??
  if so then set the dns on the workstations to the ip address of the domain controller for dns and the domain controller set it to forward request to you isp dns servers ....
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