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Hi i have a question that needed answer quickly.

My company have about 50+ computer running win2k and i just redo my win2k adv server.

I remembered on a previous occasion i had to got to each and every pc in my premises to rename the computer and work group then restart and join domain.
It was terrible!!!. There must be a better way of doing this.

i read somewhere on EE that i can actually can use the netdom command to do it but i never found the steps to perform the task.

Pls Help.
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by:Netman66
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Here is an article expaining the syntax of Netdom: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;266651&Product=win2000

You could scipt something that can be run from floppy.

netdom join - is the command.

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Couple of comments re - netdom, untick simple file sharing on  XP workstations . Create batch files from EXcel sheets. Utlity doesn't work on win 2000, run from XP computer.
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ok.. i've tried every thing. if just gave me something like network address not found but i can add the computer.

Lets put it in a scenario.

Lets say i'm in front of my server about to do the thing. I want to connect machine [mypc] to domain [mycompany]
[mypc] login and password (not domain) is "administrator" and "123".
administrator for the domain is [mycompany] is "administrator" and "plsconnect"

so at this point. what should i type at the command promtp?
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by:iamgod
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try this

netdom join mypc /domain:mycompany /userd:administrator /passwordd: plsconnect /usero:administrator /passwordo:123 /reboot
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it did'nt work. it just say. access denied. i tried everything with the password. i even put both domain and computer password as 123
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by:iamgod
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Remeber to remove simple file sharing on workstations you are trying to join - this will cause problem - also if you've got SP2  on image , may need to take off firewall
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by:Netman66
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This command needs to be run from the local PC.

You will also need to have the DNS suffix for your domain entered here:

Right click My Computer, select Properties.  Select the Computer Name tab (XP) or Network Identification tab (2000).  Click on Change button.  Click on More button.  Add your domain suffix at the top.

You're likely seeing error 53 and this is the cause of it.



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by:iamgod
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Apologies, yea - only works on another Xp workstation  don't run from server - netman66 is right
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So does that mean i still have to visit every workstation in the company? That's a bit too time consuming don't you think? is'nt there a better way of doing this?
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Nope - just have to use one XP workstation to join all others . The way i do it is to sysprep image and have a post boot command that converts the name of the computer equal to its mac address. I have a list of all macs which i use in a preadsheet to generate a scipt which joins them and then i run anothe script to rename them to what i want - can do 35 joins in around 10 minutes.

I've looked for easier options but haven't found any!

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can you provide me with examples? cos i really don't know where the MAC address actually come in or what command i should use to incooperate it.
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If you use IPCONFIG /ALL in a CMD window, the MAC address for that machine is listed at the top of the output as Physical Address.

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