Adding a server to windows server 2012 essentials

Posted on 2014-08-08
Last Modified: 2014-08-22
What's the best way to connect a second server to an existing windows server essentials 2012 domain?

I tried the //xyz/connector/ method but I wasn't sure whether I should be supplying the domain administrator user account details, my own standard account details or a new account just for this server.

Can anyone help?
Question by:meagord
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    by:Cliff Galiher
    It'll need to be an account with permission to join the domain. That is usually a domain admin.

    Author Comment

    When I supply the domain admin credentials to the connector app it specifically warns me not to and to use a standard user?  This was my confusion.
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    I don't recall seeing that error with a server OS, but I'll see if I can repro later. Either way, it shouldn't be a problem. Server OSes don't get the connector software installed anyways. The credentials provided don't have a long term impact any which way.

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    Thanks, I took your suggest and as far as I can tell everything went as expected.

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