Solved

Connect Windows 8.1 client to SBS2008 domain

Posted on 2014-04-22
3
2,369 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-22
Have verified installation of SBS2008 Rollup Update 6 but cannot use "Connect" wizard to connect a Windows 8.1 client to the SBS2008 domain.  Continually receive the error message that SBS2008 does not support the client OS.  Would really love a solution that doesn't require placing server or client at risk to make this migration work.
0
Comment
Question by:Joel Ruths
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 40016155
If it is really only an 8.1 PC, then you can't connect it to an AD domain. You need at least Windows 8.1 Pro (or ultimate or enterprise).
0
 

Author Comment

by:Joel Ruths
ID: 40016157
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Discovered that the current version of Windows 8.1 is not Pro and cannot be joined to a domain.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Joel Ruths
ID: 40016158
Yes I just discovered that the version is not Pro.
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
With Windows evolving further, the built-in protective mechanisms get better and better. Still, Microsoft is not very good at introducing those to the technical community. This article is about a new bitlocker functionality that could revolutionize …
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question