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Windows SBS 2008 x64, SQL 2005

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I conducted a clean install of SBS 2008 x64.  I would like to can I simply add workstation to the domain as normally done with Windows Server 2003 AD?  What I mean is I normally go to:  System Properties, Computer Name tab, select Change to "rename this computer join a domain, select Domain, enter the domain name, enter the Domain Admin credentials, select yes twice, and reboot.  I would think this would work without a problem.  I just don't know if the new workstation will appear in SBS Console.
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You can add a machine to the SBS domain in this manner, but it will not create the specific accounts, settings and execute the scripts that assist in configuring the machine for full SBS interactivity.  This is actually advised against by microsoft, for client machines, unless you are bringing and additional server onto the domain.

  The domain Trust would be enabled so you could manipulate it with domain accoutns, (Admins, power-users, Users, etc...), but you would have to manually configure the memberships of the machine to allow for specifics to inehrit to the machine.
  The machine will show up in the console, but the console will treat it as if it is an 'outside' machine as none of the memberships are configured specifically for the SBS server on the machine.
  It will be listed in the list of machines monitored for updates, secuirty and spyware listings on the Daily and weekly reports, as well.   It is possible to manually configure the specific pieces you ould like the machine to utilize, but you must take great care as there are many very specific settings the SBS2008 server  scripts run when you use http://connect.

  Why would you not want to bring the machine onto the SBS domain with http://connect?
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Right now I don't have the server in the network where the client computers are located, and when I tried using http://connect I got page not found error.  I still am in the process of setting up the server, so I may not have all the components setup yet for the http://connect to work yet.  So, I said to myself let me add the computer the old fashion way as described above.  
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Definitely run through all the steps for configuration.  If you are using static IP for the machines, set their primary DNS to point to the Server IP and add WINs to their entries, as well.
   But it is preferred to let client machines use DHCP.
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