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Changing computers with Group Policy

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I have just been hired to create a new windows domain for a new client.  They have 1 Domain and about 200 computers.  The current Windows Domain is being run by another group and I have no access to that Domain.  I do have a local password I can use to log into the computers.

So I have created a Windows Domain with 1 Domain Controller (more DCs to follow).  All the computers are currently configured to use the OLD Domain.  All the computers are on the same subnet and do not have a standard naming policy.
(e.g. one computer is named 041-GRTJ234 (the GRTJ234 part is the Dell Service tag) and another computer might be 041-ADM-001)

My question is can I use Group Policy to convert the 200 computers I have over to the new Domain?  Can I create a policy that applies to computers in a particular subnet or name or...??  I dont want to have to go through all the machines one by one.

I have used group policy in the past but this project is a little bigger than ones in the past.  I cannot re-image the machines as the cutover time frame is short.

So basically I need to take 200 computers into a new Domain via Group Policy.

Anyone have any thoughts about if this can be done and if so, how?

Thanks very mcuh!!
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Took user input and then found another solution on my own.  The answers provided by the other users were very informative.  They pointed me in the right direction to solve my problem.