join windows 7 home etd to the active directory

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-11
can i join a windows 7 computer to the active directory?
Question by:LBC
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    by:Ron M
    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.
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    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.
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    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 is in violation on EULA.

    Might be best you just get a new version on W7 - Pro, business, ultimate, ent

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    thanks for replying - i was able to use the information

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