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Hello, im wanting a script to join a computer to a domain. I have a lot of machines that have been sysprep'd and i would like a way to automate joining a domian.

I know its possible within the sysprep.inf file but its not secure because sysprep.inf is not securly deleted (can be retrieved along with the passwords).  From the documentation i read, it says this is possible throught WMI but im not too sure on how to do this and whether this would be the best method. Any help or advice welcome?
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What are the parameters? How do I pass the parameters to the VBS file?  Ive created a few programs before but not VB Script, usually the paremeters are on the sub or Function line?
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see code snippet for usage details
Usage: cscript.exe NetDomOU.vbs Join|Unjoin|Remove /Domain:domain [/OU:ou] [/User:user] [/Password:password]
 
 
 
Join: Joins the computer to a domain.
 
 
 
Unjoin: Unjoin the computer from a domain. No other arguments required. The domain computer account will not be deleted!
 
 
 
Remove: Unjoin the computer from a domain and delete the domain computer account. No other arguments required. Administrative permissions on the domain are required! (The /user-argument is ignored). Wait for replication to finish before rejoining the computer!
 
 
 
/Domain: Name of the domain.
 
 
 
/User: The usersaccount used to execute the command, using the domain\username or username@domain notation! Leave username and password empty to use callers credentials.
 
 
 
/OU: The full 'distinguished name' of the organisational unit where the new domain computer account will be created when joining a domain. Example /OU:"OU=myOU, DC=domain, DC=com". The name must be between quotes! Leave empty to add the computer to the default 'Computers'-container. 
 
 
 
/Reboot: Reboot the computer if Join/Unjoin/Remove whas succesfull.

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cheers, i'll give it a go tomorrow. thanks
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thanks, works a treat!
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cheers mate, you've helped out a lot here.  
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