Need to add standalone server to domain - a quick sanity check
Posted on 2006-05-02
This is a relatively straightforward thing to do, but I want to double-check with all of you wonderful experts before I do it.
I just started working at a new company and their environment needs help. One thing I need to do is get a couple of their standalone servers added to the domain so that I can standardize accounts across all of them. The one server in particular happens to be running a SQL server, among other things (minor stuff).
My question is, what harm is there, if any, if I just add this to the domain? I don't intend to make it a domain controller or anything. I just want it to be a member server in the domain. From what I understand, it shouldn't affect this server or the applications on it in any way, unless I had a group policy running to lock certain things down, which I don't (yet). Baby steps.... :)
I just wanted to see what you all think. Is this safe to do or what?
Thanks guys. I know I should *know* this, but I always like to bounce ideas off of others, just in case.