Joining a Domain Without a Domain Present
Posted on 2003-12-10
Hi ya all,
Every now and then we(the place i work at) are required to do clean install on old equipment or install new systems for other companies. I'm just finishing off my first one now. However the client has a domain. To fully setup there pc i need to join it to there domain. I would really prefer not to have to 1. Visit the Client Premises. 2 Have to do it remotely later on. Is there any way of forcing the machine to join a domain that isn't present. I am rather doubtfull but thought i would ask.
Secondly if it's not possible to join a non-existent domain, is there any way of using a script/command to do the same thing when the pc is turned on?