How to join a computer to domain over VPN

OS is Win7Pro. I have done this before, but, forgot how to do it.  I have it logged on the local logon, and, I have it connected on the VPN.  When I try to Join a Domain, it says "Windows cannot find an account for your computer in the CONTUSO domain.
wfcrrAsked:
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
You might have to create the account in AD before you do this.  I've done this before and I remember  having to set up the computer account beforehand.
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wfcrrAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link. Reading that jogged my memory....NOTE TO SELF: I'll need to remember next time that I have to go into System>Advanced System Settings>Computer Name>Change>Member of>Domain and type in CONTUSO.local.  I kept forgetting to type in the .local.  That took care of it.
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