Several ways to add computer to a domain

There are several ways to add a computer to domain. You can use either NetDom or Add-Computer PowerShell cmdlet. This tip explains how to add local computer to an Active Directory domain using Add-Computer PowerShell cmdlet.

First command adds local computer to the MyDomain.com domain and then restarts the computer.

  1. Add-Computer -DomainName MyDomain.com –Restart
  2. Add-Computer -DomainName MyDomain.com -Server MyDomain.com\DC1 -Passthru -Verbose

Second command adds the local computer to the MyDomain.com domain by using the MyDomain.com\DC1 domain controller. The command also uses the -PassThru and -Verbose parameters to get detailed information about the results of the command.

About Nirmal Sharma

Nirmal is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services. He is specialized in Directory Services, Microsoft Clustering, Hyper-V, SQL and Exchange and has been involved in Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he offers technical help by writing tips and articles. Nirmal can be reached at [email protected]

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