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how I can Join computer to domain automatically after formatting

Posted on 2014-12-23
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Hello,

Please we have domain X.com with OS windows server 2008R2. and all computer with OS windows 7 are joining domain with user authority. some time we need to format computers. Are there any way that can this computer after we install it again to join domain automatically.

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Question by:maryam_adnan
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by:John Hurst
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Formatting and installing an OS puts it automatically in a WORKGROUP. Since it is at that point not on a domain, you cannot use a GPO to alter that.  All the installs I know do not automatically go on a domain because the install would not know what domain.

I am fairly sure you cannot do this and I have not seen it done.
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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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If you use MDT then you can add the machine to domain in later steps. MDT is free and there are many guides.

If you are using manual formatting and windows install then there is no real need to automate just one step.
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by:kola12
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If you deploy a WDS with the Windows 7 image then your PC can be automatically added to the domain after install image
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Or you can use a batch file etc to run a netdom account to join it to the domain.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150493
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@maryam_adnan  - I had thought you wanted an automatic solution. Post installation joining has always been the way to join a domain.
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