joined to a domain / removed from domain
Posted on 2011-10-17
A few questions.
1) How (in real basic management terminology) does a machine come to be joined to a corporate windows network domain? What process has to be taken for it to be added to the domain.
2) Or is it as simple as plugging in the network cable, - creating a domain user and then logging in as that user – and subsequently the machine the user logged in as is then automatically joined to the domain?
3) At the same time – what process has to be taken for a machine to be removed from the domain? Or can that be automatic? i.e. not logged into the domain for 6 months – it is removed from the domain?
4) Is it possible for a user a computer not joined to the domain to still access network resources, such as file servers, corporate intranet, internet service, exchange etc? If so how does that work?