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join windows 7 home etd to the active directory

can i join a windows 7 computer to the active directory?
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Ron MalmsteadInformation Services ManagerCommented:
Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise.... are able to join an active directory domain.

I've been told there are "hacks" for home edition, but it's probably a better idea to just upgrade, it's less than a hundred bucks.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
No, you cannot.  The only way we can discuss joining a Win7 home system to a domain is through the use of an Upgrade - "Hacks" that violate licensing CANNOT be discussed here. I'd recommend using the "Anytime Upgrade" to upgrade to Pro or Ultimate and then you can join the domain with a Win7 system.
not possible.  you cannot join home version on W7 to a domain...hence the version is dubbed HOME.

there are hacks out fixes and so forth out there; but as leew said...it is in violation on EULA.

Might be best you just get a new version on W7 - Pro, business, ultimate, ent
LBCAuthor Commented:
thanks for replying - i was able to use the information

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