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How to add a remote computer to our domain?

Hi, there is an off site computer which is on a completely different network but we want to add it to our domain. How can I do that? VPN?

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t0dd_sw

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Is there any other option than using VPN?
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The point of the prior posts is that to join (and participate) on the domain, the remote computer needs to be able to use the fqdn to reach the dc of your domain. VPN seems simplest, unless the remote user is on a network that can ping internal ip's on your network w/ouot a vpn connection (very unlikely). Once you can ping one of the dc's, then you need to be able to resolve the domain name (mydomain.local for example). You can do that either over the vpn (the vpn can assign the correct dns and default gateway for the remote machine to use) or, if by some miracle a vpn isn't required, a host file or static dns entry on the local dns server.
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